Written by on November 11, 2021

After chaos erupted at Deputy President William Ruto’s rally in Kondele Kisumu County, a photo of Kondele ward Member of County Assembly (MCA) Joachim Oketch known as Swagga has been circulating on social media with claims that he led a group of youths in disrupting the rally by peddling stones.

We did a reverse image search and found out that the image was taken four years ago in 2017 during anti Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) protests in Kisumu.

Immediately the claim was out Joachim himself refuted it and condemn those spreading the rumor. This was also confirmed to be false by Human Rights activists in Kisumu Audi Ogada during a radio talkshow at Sky FM in Ugwe wang.

Speaking to Sky FM, Joachim Oketch confirmed that the whole of yesterday he was indoors until 3pm when he later left for the County assembly.

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