FAKE: This Facebook page giving orders to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs does not belong to William Ruto
Written by Evance Adede on November 28, 2022
A Facebook page purporting to be that of President William Ruto urging the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to summon Uganda’s Ambassador to Kenya over Ugandan General Muhoozi Kainerugaba’s remarks is FAKE.
The Facebook page, which bears the name President William Samoei Ruto, has been sharing posts about the welfare of the country.
The page, which currently attracts over 9,900 followers, responded to some statements made by Ugandan General Muhoozi Kainerugaba on Twitter.
The Facebook page urged the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to summon the Ugandan Ambassador to Kenya to shed light on the tweets and give an apology since the tweets undermined the unity of East African Countries.
A screenshot of the post allegedly published by President William Ruto on Muhoozi’s Remarks.
Our check, therefore, confirms that the above page President William Samoei Ruto is a pseudo page and has absolutely nothing to do with President William Ruto. The president has a verified Facebook page bearing the name William Samoei Ruto that currently has over 2.2 Million followers.
A screenshot of President William Ruto’s verified Facebook page.
Any information and comment the president would be willing to pass through his personal social media platforms would appear on the above-verified page or on his verified Twitter handle. However, there is no evidence of such information on the president’s verified social media pages.
A screenshot of President William Ruto’s verified Twitter handle.
Through the Twitter handle above, President Ruto only confirmed the growing bond between Kenya and Uganda in a tweet he published on 8th October 2022. The tweet was posted five days after Gen Muhoozi made the statements.
A screenshot of the original suggestion made by Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei through his Twitter handle.
The senator also went further to show gratitude to the Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Dr Alfred Mutua who held a meeting with the Ugandan Ambassador to Kenya Amb Dr Hassan Galiwango on the 4th of October on the issue as per his wish.
With all this evidence we hereby render the page fake and the claim about Gen Muhoozi has been taken out of its original context.
This fact check was published by Sky Fm with support from Code For Africa’s PesaCheck and African Fact-Checking Alliance.