The post claims the photo is of a man identified as “‘General’ Kipngetich”.
“This man here, ‘General’ Kipngetich was hired by UDA to organize goons to heckle and chase Rt Hon Raila Odinga in Embu,” one supporter posted.
“Patriotic Kenyans arrested and forgave the UDA General before surrendering him to the authorities. Wananchi and the authorities recovered homemade teargass and gun from him. He will be arraigned in court on Thursday.”
The photo was also shared with a similar message in Facebook groups.
But is this photo of one of Ruto’s supporters whipped for trying to heckle Odinga? We checked.
Africa Check did a reverse image search and quickly concluded that the photo was not taken in Kenya.
TimesLive said a man “who identified himself as Shiba” was showing the welts on his back after he claimed he was beaten by Tshwane metro police department officers.
Tshwane is a city in the north of Gauteng province in South Africa.
The Citizen reported that the man had gone to collect his impounded car when he was assaulted.
“Police can ONLY use force when their lives are under threats & have no rights to assault anyone,” the directorate tweeted.
The photo is from South Africa and unrelated to campaigning in Kenya.
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