The recording was created by piecing together different snippets of Ruto’s speech.
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This TikTok video purporting to be of President William Ruto telling Kenyans that the cost of living would not go down has been ALTERED.
The video begins with Ruto urging the audience to stop making noise. Thereafter, the President says that the price of food cannot go down. The video ends with Ruto saying that he will make life difficult.
“Maneno ya kupigiana makelele makelele, muache. Mnanielewa? Mnakuja kupigia nani kelele hapa? Bei ya chakula haiwezi pungua. Tuambiane ukweli. Nitawakalia ngumu. [This issue of making noise at each other, you should stop. Do you understand me? Who are you coming to make noise at here? The price of food cannot go down. Let us tell each other the truth. I will make it hard for you],” President Ruto says in the clip.
A video reverse search using InVid & WeVerify led us to the original video of Ruto launching the “Bodaboda Care” at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre in Nairobi. Using that information, we performed a keyword search on YouTube and found the entire video on the State House Kenya YouTube channel. The two videos were published on 26 June 2023.