In the video clip, posted on 29 July, Ruto speaks in Kiswahili and English, telling the president to stop mentioning his name.
“Talk about your candidate,” Ruto says. “I supported you when you needed a man to support you. If you do not want to support me, leave me alone.”
In the clip, Ruto continues to address the president: “Sasa eti wewe unaanza kuni-threaten mimi. Ati utanifanya nini? Bora usiuwe watoto wangu, lakini mimi na wewe tafadhali tuheshimiane.”
Roughly translated from Kiswahili, this means: “Now you want to threaten me? What will you do to me? As long as you do not kill my children, but please, let us respect each other.”
As Ruto speaks, the crowd chants “Yote yawezekana bila Uhuru”, Kiswahili for “Everything is possible without Uhuru”.
But did Ruto really incite the Kalenjin community, as claimed in the caption to the video? We checked.
Caption gives false context
We watched the whole clip, and at no point does Ruto incite the Kalenjin.
“All Kenyans should not accept to be provoked,” said Ruto.
At the time members of the Kikuyu community were displaced from their homes in the Rift Valley region, which is inhabited by the Kalenjin community.
The caption falsifies the context of the video, and sells a potentially dangerous narrative.
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