Are These Images From Raila Odinga’s Recent Visit to the UK?

On August 22, 2023, this tweet shared an image of opposition leader Raila Odinga allegedly taken during his current visit to the United Kingdom. Another post was shared on August 23, 2023, with similar claims.


Azimio leader Raila Odinga left the country on August 18, 2023, for a one-week visit to the United Kingdom. According to an article by Nation, Odinga left the country for a private and business visit. 


The first claim uses a photo of Raila shared on April 28, 2023. Reverse Image Searches provides a tweet shared by Nairobi’s Women Representative, Esther Passaris. According to The Star, this was after Raila visited Dubai. 

The second claim uses a photo from January 18, 2023. This, according to a reverse image search was taken at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in South Africa. 


These images claiming to show Raila Odinga’s most recent visit to the UK are misleading

This fact check was published by Piga Firimbi with support from Code for Africa’s PesaCheck and African Fact-Checking Alliance.

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