Fake William Ruto Presidential Flag
Fake William Ruto Presidential Flag. [Photo/ Courtesy]

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.

According to the State House, President Ruto’s flag is yellow in colour, with an in-print of a wheelbarrow.

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.

President Ruto’s Presidential Standard. [Photo/ State House]
President Ruto’s Presidential Standard. [Photo/ State House]
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.

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