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Viral video of Ruto allegedly attacking communities fake

In his message, the DP asked communities to unite and live together ahead of polls.

In Summary

•Fact-checker has established the video was edited with some of the remarks made by Ruto removed.

•The edited version of the video has gone viral with a host of leaders allied to the Azimio coalition sharing it widely on social media.

Deputy President William Ruto campaigning in Eldoret town, Uasin Gishu county on Monday, August 2, 2022.
Deputy President William Ruto campaigning in Eldoret town, Uasin Gishu county on Monday, August 2, 2022.
Image: DPPS

A viral video of Deputy President William Ruto making remarks perceived as incitement is edited.

Fact-checker has established the video was edited with some of the remarks made by Ruto removed.

The edited version of the video has gone viral with a host of leaders allied to the Azimio coalition sharing it widely on social media.

The DP, however, did not make remarks portrayed in the edited version.

In his message, the DP asked communities to unite and live together ahead of the August 9, polls.

"The Kalenjins who are here, the people from Western Kenya who are here, the people from Nyanza who are here, the people from Central who are here, the people from all parts of Kenya who are here belong to Uasin Gishu. There home is Uasin Gishu. And this Uasin Gishu is the home of every Kenyan. And we want to tell those who want to divide us Shame on You!" the DP said.

The edited version has removed some of the statements above to create an impression that the DP told the people of Nyanza, Central and Western Kenya "Shame on You", which is not true.

Kenyans should therefore disregard the edited version as it misleading.