“Earlier today, I welcomed the newest UDA member Mama Rachel Chebet Ruto, who decamped from Tangatanga Women League. Karibu nyumbani,” the caption reads. The Kiswahili means “welcome home”.
The UDA is Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance. Kenya is set to hold elections on 9 August 2022.
But is the screenshot of a real Facebook post by Ruto? We checked.
It will be unlikely for Ruto to welcome his own wife to the party as she does not participate in politics.
The original photo was among others Ruto posted when he met several election candidates from the county.
He captioned them: “Had consultations with the leadership aspirants from Laikipia County including Jane Kagiri (Women Rep), Gubernatorial candidate Joshua Irungu, John Kinyua (Senator) and Jane Putunoi.”
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