Is This Image of Raila Odinga’s December 7 Rally in Kamukunji?

This archived tweet shares images alleging to be from Azimio La Umoja leader Raila Odinga’s rally in Kamukunji on December 7, 2022. The tweet claims “#Kamukunji ground is full to its capacity.”


On December 2, 2022 Raila Odinga called on his supporters to convene at Kamukunji grounds on December 7 and 12. This was after 4 embattled Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) officers, led by assistant chair Juliana  Cherera, were suspended by president William Ruto following recommendation by the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee. 

In an earlier statement on November 27, Odinga said that the meeting to be held at Kamukunji grounds was intended as a consultation with Kenyans on whether the dissenting IEBC commissioners should be suspended. Later, through his Twitter Account he said that the meeting was a “public consultative forum” calling on Kenyans “to share views on the state of affairs in the country”. 


Using boolean operators (a dedicated search to yield focused results) on YouTube and advanced search on Twitter, Piga Firimbi has established that the images shared on the Twitter post are from Raila Odinga’s campaign rally at Kamukunji grounds on May 15, 2022. 

We found the images shared on this archived tweet by Kamukunji Member of Parliament Yusuf Hassan. We also found a video of the rally on YouTube with one frame similar to the frame of the image. In the top left background of the image is an inscription “Kasarani 2022” on a red background. At the May 15 Kamukunji rally, a campaign truck belonging to then Kasarani MP aspirant Mercy Gakuya can be seen.  

A white vehicle parked near the red campaign truck is also visible in this image as in the video frame, placing the setting at Kamukunji grounds on the May 15 rally and not the latter December 7 rally at Kamukunji grounds.


The images on the tweet are not from Raila’s rally on December 7 thus MISLEADING.

This fact-check was produced by Africa Uncensored with support from Code for Africa’s PesaCheck, African Fact Checking Alliance network and the United Nations Development Programme.

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