Did Kenyans Stage a Rally in Support of Peter Obi?

By Quadri Yahya

Claim
A Twitter user, Mako (@HakeembinS) claims that Kenyans staged a rally in support of Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party.

Verdict
False, pictures used to narrate that Kenyans are rallying support for Peter Obi, the Labour Party flag bearer is from a rally in Nasarawa State.

Full Text
On August 10, 2022, a Twitter user, Mako (@HakeembinS) made a post that Kenyans are supporting Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party.

The tweet which was accompanied by pictures of people in a rally with posters of the LP flag bearer was a comment to Reno Omokri’s post. The former media aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan expressed surprise by a post purportedly indicating that Kenyans are supporting Peter Obi.

The post since surfacing online has garnered 1 comment, 4 retweets and 94 likes.

As the 2023 presidential election approaches, supporters of politicians had been disseminating false claims to certify their candidates.

Verification

A keyword search showed no news report of this claim either by credible local or international media.

FactCheckElection conducted a Google Reverse Image search on the picture, it led to Twitter posts and a news report. The posts stated that the pictures are that of supporters rallying for Peter Obi in Nasarawa State.

The news report headline reads: 2023: Over 150 Groups Drum Support For Obi/Datti

Conclusion

The claim that Kenyans are rallying support for Peter Obi, the Labour Party presidential candidate is false and misleading.

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