IN SHORT: A clip has been posted online with claims that it shows Tanzania's president Suluhu's “secret landing” in Kenya to mediate political crisis talks in that country. However, the clip is that of a different visit to Mwanza, Tanzania, for a cultural event in 2021.
Ruto and Odinga are due to hold talks to resolve the stalemate, which has seen months of protests over the cost of living, electoral reforms and other opposition grievances.
But Ruto had left Suluhu in the country for two days and there was no mediation in the inter-party talks, Odinga further claimed.
“How Tanzania president Samia Suluhu landed in Kenya secretly to mediate between President Ruto and Raila Odinga,” the post reads.
But does this video show Suluhu landing in Kenya for the mediation talks? We checked.
Old video, unrelated
Government spokesperson Hussein Mohammed said there was no official invitation to Suluhu. He said there were established protocols for any president coming to Kenya, which were handled by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
A reverse image search of keyframes drawn from the video clip using the InVID search tool led us to the same video posted in 2021.
One of the captions reads: “RAIS SAMIA ALIVYOWASILI UWANJA WA NDEGE MKOANI MWANZA LEO.”
This roughly translates to: “President Samia arrives at Mwanza airport today.”
Tanzania's State House shared photos of Suluhu in Mwanza for a cultural event on the day the videos were first posted.
The video is old and doesn't show president Suluhu landing in Kenya for mediation talks.
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