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Fact check; Video of Ruto’s phone call to Raila Odinga over his health condition

Video of Ruto’s phone call to Raila Odinga over his health condition has been going around on social media on Friday morning, September 9.

A video circulated online on Friday morning, September 9 claiming that President-elect William Ruto called former Prime Minister Raila Odinga to wish him a quick recovery. 

The video was originally posted on Facebook by a page titled Kennedy Murithi Bindi.

It claimed that Ruto followed up on Raila after he allegedly fell on a treadmill on Tuesday, September 6 while exercising at his Karen home.

“I was informed about the incident that occurred. I take this opportunity to wish you a quick recovery. We are all with you during this tough time, continue trusting in God and God bless you,” Ruto stated in the alleged video. 

On the other line, Raila was portrayed to be thanking Ruto for his goodwill. 

However, the of Ruto’s phone call to Raila Odinga was doctored and thefore it wasn’t true.

The video was pulled down after it was circulated widely on social media pages and Whatsapp.  

Raila’s swollen face

Raila’s swollen face elicited mixed reactions after his photos with President Uhuru Kenyatta were shared on Tuesday, September 6. 

The former prime minister’s face and lips were bloated in the photos, and there were swellings on the left side of his face.

Insiders explained that the injuries were occasioned by Raila falling from his treadmill while exercising.

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