Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho has come under fire for posting an edited video of Deputy President William Ruto on Twitter that was made to look like the Kenya Kwanza frontman was allegedly preaching divisive politics while on the campaign trail in Uasin Gishu County.
Joho posted the edited video on his verified account on Tuesday, slamming DP Ruto for allegedly calling on Uasin Gishu natives to drive out non-indigenous Kenyans from the county should they decide not to back his presidential bid at the ballot on August 9, 2022.
The outgoing Mombasa Governor likewise drummed up support for Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition party presidential candidate Raila Odinga and his running mate Martha Karua in the post.
“Completely unacceptable! It is just not right. This is now dangerous…Someone remind Ruto that Kenya is a country for all of us. Live where you want and vote your choice freely. This is exactly why we need Azimio la Umoja,” read Joho’s tweet.
A spot check by Newszetu soon after however established that Joho’s video was fake with DP Ruto, in the original clip, urging Uasin Gishu residents not to allow politics to divide them on tribal lines.
“The people of Western Kenya, Nyanza, Central and other parts of the country who are here all belong to Uasin Gushu and their home is Uasin Gishu. This county is the home of every Kenyan and we want to tell those who want to divide us, shame on you na tutawashataki kwa Mungu mkituletea kisirani yenu,” said DP Ruto in the original video.
Joho’s sentiments saw Kenyans on Twitter slam him for his actions.
This is stooping too low.
— kirgit® (@itsTugenBoy) August 2, 2022
This is edited Governor. Get a translator kindly
— Tiger (@kiprotichjustic) August 2, 2022
Shame one you for your propagandahttps://t.co/n2aG1AekYp
— Tilingi🐘🐘🐘 (@ArapTilingi) August 2, 2022
Joho had yet to unpublish the video, which had gained 607 retweets and 797 likes, by the time of publishing.
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