The original image is of Ruto condemning the July 2023 coup in Niger.
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The photo was posted following resorts of Bongo’s house restriction. The image was accompanied by a text indicating that the Kenyan leader released a statement from Kakamega State Lodge, condemning the happenings in Gabon.
In the video, Ruto is in the same attire as in the image we are debunking.
A Google search did not yield credible results on President Ruto releasing the purported statement at Kakamega State Lodge.
PesaCheck looked into a photo on X (formerly Twitter) and Facebook, supposedly of President William Ruto calling for the reinstatement of Gabonese President Ali Bongo, and found it to be FALSE.
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The article was approved for publication by PesaCheck managing editor Doreen Wainainah.