Cabinet Secretary for ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs Joe Mucheru addressing delegates during the IASP Africa Division Conference at Konza Technopolis.
Cabinet Secretary for ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs Joe Mucheru addressing delegates during the IASP Africa Division Conference at Konza Technopolis. [Photo/ Courtesy]

A screenshot of a Facebook post showing Kenya’s ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru congratulating Deputy President William Ruto for winning the presidency in the 2022 General Elections is fake.

The screenshot shared by Facebook user Terer Larry appears as though it was taken from CS Joe Mucheru’s Facebook page.

A Facebook search showed that the page is non-existent, indicating that the alleged screenshot is fabricated.

On Sunday, Mucheru through his verified Twitter page, dismissed the screenshot as fake, terming it as “desperation”.

This is just desperation…Fake,” Mucheru captioned the image.

The images of Ruto appearing on the screenshot were lifted from the DP’s Facebook page, where he posted them after a Sunday church service at his official Karen residence.

Ruto mucheru fake image
The fake screenshot

By the time the image surfaced online on Sunday, August 14, 2022, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), the constitutional body in Kenya tasked with conducting polls and announcing winners, had not announced the winner of the Presidential race.

General elections were held in Kenya on 9 August 2022. Voters elected the president, Members of the National Assembly and Senators, county governors and members of the 47 county assemblies of Kenya.

IEBC is expected to announce the winner of the Presidential race on Monday, August 15, 2022.

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

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