The Facebook user claimed the photos showed the crowd that attended Ruto’s rally in Eldoret.
The caption to the photos reads: “A sea of humanity at the Eldoret sports club, UDA hustler nation grand rally in Rift valley. Eldoret people came out in large numbers. Ruto is the 5th president!”
Africa Check has already debunked false claims that another photo of large crowds showed the Ruto rally on 8 January. But do these photos of a crowd in UDA colours show his supporters welcoming the deputy president to Eldoret?
Photo old, taken in Tanzania
According to BBC, the photo was taken in October 2015 during a political rally in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. It was held by Tanzania’s ruling party, Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), ahead of the 2015 elections.
Tanzania’s late president John Pombe Magufuli was campaigning on the CCM ticket.
We could find no evidence the photos shared on social media in January 2022 show Ruto’s supporters.
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