An image showing Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition party leader Raila Odinga carrying a rifle is altered.
The image, shared online by several social media accounts, including a Twitter account with the handle @HonMkenya, shows the politician in blue police attire walking alone while holding a gun.
In a tweet shared by the account on July 12, 2023, the user captioned the photo, “Commander in Chief of Maandamano Association.”
The image was also shared by Alinur Mohamed on Twitter with the caption, “Commander-in-Chief of the Kenya People’s Forces, H.E Rt. Hon. Raila Odinga”.
The altered image
An investigation by Business Today has found that the image is altered.
In the original picture, Raila was neither carrying a gun nor wearing police attire.
The image shared online showing Raila Odinga in police attire and carrying a gun is therefore altered.
This fact check was published by Business Today with support from Code for Africa’s PesaCheck and African Fact-Checking Alliance.