PROPAGANDA

Reports on Kalonzo, Sonko attending Ruto's Iftar fake

While the images are not manipulated, they are not of Wednesday’s event.

In Summary

•The fact-checker has verified that while the images are not manipulated, they are not of Wednesday’s event.

•Kalonzo is one of the leaders being tipped to be Raila's deputy.

Kalonzo Musyoka of Wiper Party greeting DP William Ruto during the Iftar dinner in 2018.
Kalonzo Musyoka of Wiper Party greeting DP William Ruto during the Iftar dinner in 2018.
Image: DPPS

Deputy President William Ruto on Wednesday evening hosted the Muslim community at his Karen residence home for an Iftar dinner.

A number of leaders from the Muslim community attended the event, including the Kenya Kwanza Alliance leaders.

However, photos of the DP and Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka emerged as the event went down.

Some social media users claimed that Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka was part of the leaders who attended the event.

DP William Ruto and his wife Rachel Ruto flanked Kenya Kwanza Alliance leaders walk to Iftar dinner on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at Karen, Nairobi.
DP William Ruto and his wife Rachel Ruto flanked Kenya Kwanza Alliance leaders walk to Iftar dinner on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at Karen, Nairobi.
Image: DPPS

The fact-checker has verified that while the images are not manipulated, they are not of Wednesday’s event.

The photos were taken during a similar event that happened on June 13, 2018, in Nairobi.

Former Nairobi governor Mike Sonko hosted the event that attracted a number of leaders including the DP and Kalonzo.

At the moment, Kalonzo and the DP are on opposite political divides and it is unlikely that he will grace such functions at the DP's residence.

Ruto is leading the Kenya Kwanza Alliance team, while Kalonzo is part of the team forming the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party, led by ODM leader Raila Odinga.

Kalonzo is one of the leaders being tipped to be Raila's deputy.

Therefore, the images that are being circulated are misleading and Kenyans should not fall prey.

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