Kenya elections 2022

Headline claiming Kenyan president threatened current chief justice years ago was doctored

Published on 22/09/2022 at 16:37

Earlier this month, as Kenyans waited for the Supreme Court ruling on the petition filed by Raila Odinga challenging William Ruto’s election as president, an image of a newspaper headline alleging that Ruto threatened Chief Justice Martha Koome back in 1999 started circulating on social media. The claim, however, is false: AFP Fact Check found that the purported front page was fabricated. The original was an edition from 1993, with an unrelated headline.