Interior PS Karanja Kibicho remarked on May 31 that images of Deputy President William Ruto's rallies are altered to give the idea that he has a big fanatical following.
The Interior PS cited the DP's Kirinyaga rally, where he said the images were "photo shopped" to create the illusion of a large crowd.
"A snapshot of my hometown Kagio displayed a single road on which three cars cannot go side-by-side. However, their images proved that their march's crowd on the same road was around 2 kilometers wide "Kibicho remarked in an interview with Citizen TV.
This is a perception that is far apart from reality.
Contrary to PS Kibicho's statement, the fact-checker has analyzed the images and verified that they are not manipulated.
Google Lens gives data from Ruto's social media accounts where the image was initially shared, proving that the image is authentic and was not taken from another source.
The photographs of the Kirinyaga rally were taken with a wide-angle lens and from a high vantage point, as were the most of the photographs that the DP posts to his accounts.
In such a situation, it is unreasonable to assert that the image was photo shopped or manipulated, as the photographer utilized his or her skills to create a photograph that fit their interests.
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