On 15 May 2022 Kenyan deputy president and presidential candidate William Ruto announced that he had picked businessman and Mathira constituency MP Rigathi Gachagua as his running mate for the 9 August elections.
But is the photo evidence that Gachagua is Moi’s son? We checked.
Original caption doesn’t mention Gachagua
There’s an original caption below the photo. It reads: “Moi’s Family (1966) (from right to left) - Jonathan Kipkemboi, Jennifer Chemutai, John Mark, Doris Chepkorir, Gideon Kipsielei, Rigathi Kiprono, and Raymond Kipruto.”
There’s no mention of Rigathi Gachagua. The boy whose face is circled looks nothing like Gachagua. And a reverse image search reveals that the photo on Facebook is, for some reason, a flipped version of the original.
Local media report that Gachagua’s parents are Martha Kirigo and Nahashon Gachagua Reriani.
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