Did People Daily Publish This Digital Card?

This digital card purporting to be from People Daily was shared on Facebook. It claims to directly quote Rigathi Gachagua linking him to the statement enclosed in the image.

Background

Rigathi Gachagua was picked by Deputy President William Ruto as his preferred presidential running mate for August’s general elections after fellow presidential aspirant Raila Odinga announced Martha Karua as his running mate under the Azimio la Umoja coalition.

Verification

This image is not available on the newspaper’s official social media pages on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram accounts, and the quoted statement dated May 28 has not been mentioned by any reliable news source.

The alleged graphic has been flagged as FAKE by People Daily on their official Twitter page.

Verdict

This digital card quoting Rigathi Gachagua is FAKE.

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Thomas Mukhwana

Thomas Mukhwana is a broadcast journalist and fact-checker. He is passionate about storytelling, sustainable development and policy in the African context.