By Simon Muli
An image purports to show Kenya’s deputy president, William Ruto, kneeling on a church pew next to a gun.
The Facebook image post does not, however, indicate when or where the photo was taken.
The image caption reads, “A gun on one hand and a Bible on the other, that is how our forefathers lost their freedom, their land and it took blood to regain it, 60 years on, we have a terrorist guarantor who never misses a verse to quote.”
The post points to DP’s Facebook page as the source of the image. Ruto’s Facebook timeline review shows that the original image was shared on 1 August 2021. It does not contain a gun.
PesaCheck has looked into the image shared on Facebook claiming to show Kenya’s deputy president, William Ruto, kneeling on a church pew next to a gun, and finds it has been ALTERED.
This story was produced by Africa Uncensored in partnership with Code for Africa with support from Deutsche Welle Akademie.