This tweet with an image purporting to show officers blocking the road to Deputy President William Ruto’s home is false.
The image surfaced online a day after Kenyans voted on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, with Twitter user Jim Spire Sentogo alleging that “Ruto had put under preventive a****t”.
Besigye, the leader of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party was placed under house a****t after announcing a ‘defiance campaign’ against the government a day before Uganda’s general elections in 2016. The photo is of a police blockade outside Besigye’s home in Kasangati, Uganda.
The image purporting to show a police blockade outside Ruto’s home is false.
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