An image widely shared on Facebook shows a man who resembles Kenyan politician and businessperson Polycarp Igathe sitting inside a small shoemaker’s shop. He is holding an old brown shoe. 

The image’s captions claim it shows Igathe mending shoes as part of his unsuccessful campaign for the governorship of Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, in the 9 August 2022 elections.

 It started doing the rounds on Facebook in June, when Igathe was snapped doing other odd jobs, seemingly to identify with the city’s working people as he sought their votes. 


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