FALSE: The video in This Post Is Not of Kanini Kega Disowning Raila Odinga

By Rodgers Omondi 

Kega does not mention the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya Coalition Party leader anywhere in the video.

video shared on Facebook with text claiming that East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) Member of Parliament (MP) Kanini Kega has disowned Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya Coalition Party leader Raila Odinga is FALSE.

The video was posted online on 26 November 2022 after the EALA MP paid a courtesy call on Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga.

The text suggests that Kega, one of the leaders who worked with Odinga ahead of the August 2022 general election, has parted ways with the former premier.

The reason for the fallout, the text adds, is Odinga’s decision to block Jubilee Party members — to which Kega belongs — from an Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya meeting in Naivasha. Odinga leads the Azimio coalition.

“We don`t know Raila odinga!!! Angry jubilee leader kanini kega Slammed Azimio Leader after banned jubilee to attend Azimio meeting in Naivasha,” the post we are debunking reads.

We reviewed the entire video and established that the text is clickbait, as the MP does not say anything about disowning Odinga.

In the clip, Kega speaks of the importance of unity in the Mt Kenya region, and thanks Kahiga and Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua for standing with him as he campaigned for the EALA seat.

“The senior most leader that we have at the moment in Mt Kenya is none other than His Excellency Rigathi Gachagua who is the deputy president, so we will all be anchored under that umbrella.

“But, we want to make it very clear because there are some people who are misconstruing to mean that people are leaving their own political parties to join another political formation. We are coming together with our own outfit at the moment. If in future we’ll be able to work on those other things then it will be okay, at the moment I’m coming there as a member of Jubilee,” he says in part.

We also reviewed the full video of the address shared by the Nyeri County Government and established that Kega did not make the remarks used in the post.

Nation.Africa also published an article from the video and there was no mention of Kega making the statement we are fact-checking.

We also found statements shared by Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Party and Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya Coalition leaders Kalonzo Musyoka and Martha Karua confirming that the Naivasha meeting was for elected governors and their deputies.

PesaCheck has examined a video shared on Facebook with text claiming that EALA Member of Parliament Kanini Kega has disowned Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya Coalition Party leader Raila Odinga and finds it to be FALSE.

This post is part of an ongoing series of PesaCheck fact-checks examining content marked as potential misinformation on Facebook and other social media platforms.

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