An image shared by Radio Citizen purporting to show President William Ruto’s Presidential Standard is false.
The Presidential Standard otherwise known as a presidential flag is the flag that is used in many countries as a symbol of the head of state or president.
The image shared by the radio station shows the presidential flag is green with an in-print of a yellow wheelbarrow.
The image was shared on September 12, 2022, at 7.15 pm, hours before the inauguration of President Ruto, which was slated for September 13, 2022.
A fact-check by Business Today found that the image was not a true representation of President Ruto’s flag, which was unveiled during his inauguration.
Ruto’s Presidential Standard also contains two crossed spears that are green, white and black in colour, as well as a shield bearing the colours of the Kenyan national flag.
The image of the Presidential Standard shared by Radio Citizen before Ruto’s inauguration is therefore false.
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.