By Victor Mboya
Five days remain until Kenya’s 2022 elections. When Kenyans vote, they will end a campaign period that has been filled with misinformation.
A digital card shared on Facebook has the photograph of Dr Willy Mutunga, a former Chief Justice of Kenya. It shows the former chief justice praising the selection of Martha Karua, a lawyer and former cabinet minister, as a candidate for deputy president in the forthcoming election.
A quote attributed to the former justice reads: “This election was won the day SC. Martha Karua joined the contest as Raila’s running mate. It goes without saying, this is where Kenyans feel safe.”
‘Fake and scandalous’
The former chief justice tweeted that the card was a fake. “FAKE AND SCANDALOUS,” he wrote.
Kenyans.co.ke also stated they had not authored the digital card. “This post did not emanate from our media house. It does not conform to the in-house branding rules and did not go through the multiple approval checks set in place to prevent misreporting. We therefore flag it as FAKE,” the news site tweeted.