Kenya’s August 2022 general election is still more than eight months away, but the main contenders for the presidency have been campaigning at political rallies for a while now.
Three days later William Ruto – Odinga’s main rival, the current deputy president and leader of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) – spoke at a rally in Kisumu county on Lake Victoria in western Kenya. In previous elections, Kisumu voters have strongly supported Odinga.
But in the comments, several users expressed doubt. “Ccm tz,” one said, meaning they thought the photo was from Tanzania. “Uku ni Zimbabwe bna,” said another, in Kiswahili – “This is Zimbabwe, man.”
Does the photo show a huge crowd in UDA colours, waiting for Ruto’s arrival in Kisumu?
Rally in Dar es Salaam
A reverse image search reveals that the photo is more than six years old.
The photo also appears in news reports on Tanzania’s 2015 election. It does not show Ruto’s supporters in November 2021.
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