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FALSE: This video does not show Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu’s secret landing in Kenya

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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?

We performed a Google image reverse search on a keyframe from the video and established that it was taken on 8 September 2021, as Suluhu arrived in Mwanza for a cultural event.

The video was also published herehere, and here.

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.

By partnering with Facebook and similar social media platforms, third-party fact-checking organisations like PesaCheck are helping to sort fact from fiction. We do this by giving the public deeper insight and context to posts they see in their social media feeds.

Have you spotted what you think is fake or false information on Facebook? Here’s how you can report. And, here’s more information on PesaCheck’s methodology for fact-checking questionable content.

This fact-check was written by PesaCheck fact-checker Rodgers Omondi and edited by PesaCheck senior copy editor Cédrick Irakoze and acting chief copy editor Francis Mwaniki.

The article was approved for publication by PesaCheck managing editor Doreen Wainainah.

Kamadi Amata
Kamadi Amata
I am a digital content creator with niche in Health, politics, and Human Interest Features.

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