•A search of "Linet Toto in Rwanda” on Twitter leads one to several tweets including one made by Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) that had several Images of the MP in Rwanda.
An image of Bomet Woman Representative Linet Chepkorir alias Toto with Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua’s son at an airport is photoshopped.
A Facebook account by the name of Amb Henry Kiprop shared the image on social media and claimed MP Toto and the DP’s son had posed for a picture together while on the way to a function in Kigali, Rwanda.
“Rigathi Gachagua Son and Linet Toto Bomet Women Rep in Kigali Rwanda hii imeenda hii imeenda,” he posted on Facebook.
Fact-Checker has, however, established that the image was photoshopped.
One of the Images shared by the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) shows Toto in a similar setting with the same clothes, watch and posture alone.
The Deputy President’s son does not appear in the KBC image, an indicator that the photo we are fact-checking could be manipulated.
Also, in an apparent rejoinder to the claims, Toto took to her Twitter handle and shared an image of herself alone and wrote: “Where are those photoshops? Blessed week.”
Her tweet came in the wake of the photoshopped image going viral on social media.
Also, media reports on Toto’s Kigali trip used the same image of her alone in the same setting and posture without Gachagua’s son.
This fact check was produced by The Star Newspaper with support from Code for Africa’s PesaCheck, African Fact-Checking Alliance Network, and the United Nations Development Program.