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.
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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