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Facebook post falsely claims photos show 'snake' causing stampede at Kenyan campaign rally

Updated on 08/08/2022 at 17:27

Two photos have been shared hundreds of times on Facebook alongside a claim that they show a snake that caused a stampede in Nairobi at the final campaign rally of Raila Odinga, one of the two frontrunners in Kenya's presidential election taking place on August 9, 2022. But this is false: the images were taken at separate and unrelated events in 2014 and 2020. There were no reports of a stampede during the rally.