William Ruto is Kenya’s deputy president, and a leading candidate for the presidency in the upcoming election. The NCPB is the National Cereals and Produce Board, a state corporation that supports the growing, storage and marketing of grains in the country.
The page shows a photo of Ruto scratching his head and, although it is dated 6 April 2021, only started circulating in November. It reports on a looming “maize crisis” about which “technocrats and politicians” are “unable to agree on what to do”.
But is this really what Daily Nation reported in April?
Report on five presidential contenders
The page doesn’t show a photo of Ruto scratching his head, and reports on the five leading presidential contenders who may succeed current president Uhuru Kenyatta, whose second and final term in office ends in 2022.
The front page circulating on Facebook has been photoshopped.
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