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The recording is of the Head of State arriving in Mwanza for a cultural event in 2021.
This Facebook post with a video supposedly of a secret landing of President Samia Suluhu Hassan in Kenya is FALSE.
“How Tanzania president Samia Suluhu landed in Kenya secretly to mediate between President Ruto and Raila Odinga,” the post reads.
The video was shared on 24 July 2023, a day after Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya leader Raila Odinga claimed the Tanzanian President had, two weeks earlier, visited the country to spearhead bipartisan talks between his coalition and the government.
But does the video show President Suluhu in Kenya?
On 8 September 2021, State House Tanzania shared the photos and released a statement indicating that Samia was in Mwanza for a cultural event.
In the photos, the President is in an attire similar to the one she is wearing in the video we are debunking.
PesaCheck examined a video supposedly showing Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan landing in Kenya and found it to be FALSE.
This post is part of an ongoing series of PesaCheck fact-checks examining content marked as potential misinformation on Facebook and other social media platforms.
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The article was approved for publication by PesaCheck managing editor Doreen Wainainah.