FALSE

June Ruto's photo taken in Poland, not at UN headquarters

Photo taken when she received Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma in Warsaw, Poland.

In Summary
  • The post contains two images; one showing June Ruto in a grey coat with a badge around her neck
  • The other is a photo of DP Ruto during a youth empowerment event at his Karen home in 2020, where he handed over wheelbarrows, carts and water tanks
June Ruto
June Ruto

A Facebook post with an image of Deputy President William Ruto’s daughter, June, attending a summit by the United Nations in Washington, DC, is FALSE.

The post contains two images; one showing June Ruto in a grey coat and a badge around her neck, while the other is a photo of DP Ruto during a youth empowerment event at his Karen home in 2020, where he handed over wheelbarrows, carts and water tanks.

The post criticises supporters of the DP for being hoodwinked by donations of wheelbarrows to jobless Kenyans while his daughter enjoys privileges and plum opportunities overseas.

It is not specified which UN summit June was attending when the image in question was taken.

However, an internet search reveals that the image was cropped from another picture showing June together with the Defence Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma. The image was shared on the timeline of Ambassador Juma’s Twitter page on February 13, 2019.

Juma’s posts with the photos, including the one in the claim, describe her arrival in Warsaw, Poland, where June received her ahead of a summit on security in the Middle East, and not Washington DC as alleged.

Moreover, Kenya does not have an embassy in Poland. The Ambassador of Kenya to Italy, Jackline Yonga, is accredited to Poland, and represents Kenya in both Italy and Poland. June’s position as Charge d’Affaires in Poland means that she represents Kenya in the absence of the ambassador.

PesaCheck has looked into an image claiming to show Ruto’s daughter, June, attending a summit at the UN in Washington, DC, and finds it to be FALSE.