Uganda went to the polls on 14 January, with Museveni winning another term. Bobi Wine, his much younger rival, claims the election was marred by fraud and violence, and intends to challenge the result.
A user posted them with the comment: “Show me your friend and I will tell you who you are. So Hustler bandia sneaked to Uganda to campaign for a DYNASTY?”
Another said Ruto had “sneaked to Uganda to campaign for a dynasty and a dictator in the name of Museveni, when we have a real hustler Bobi wine”.
But do the photos show Ruto campaigning with Museveni for Uganda’s 2021 election? We checked.
Photos unrelated to 2021 election
The photos were in fact taken years ago.
One, showing Ruto and Museveni in a car, was first published on 19 August 2018. Ruto posted it on Twitter with the comment: “Held talks with Uganda President Yoweri Museveni at State House Entebbe, Uganda.”
Held talks with Uganda President Yoweri Museveni at State House Entebbe, Uganda. pic.twitter.com/Zphw8H0jvC— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) August 19, 2018
Video of the event aired on Ugandan TV on 9 December 2015. So while Ruto has publicly supported Museveni, there is no evidence he travelled to Uganda in the runup to the 2021 election.
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