A video doing the rounds on Facebook in Kenya shows a huge fire burning what seems to be a palm-thatched roof of a large building.

The video has been posted with the claim that it shows property belonging to former Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta and that the fire was started by people hired by Kenyan deputy president Rigathi Gachagua.

“President Uhuru Kenyatta Hotel In Kirinyaga Being Burned By Gachagua Goons,” the caption reads.

Kirinyaga is a county in central Kenya.

The video went viral immediately after local and international media reported that unknown people had invaded Kenyatta’s farm, cutting down trees and stealing sheep. The Azimio la Umoja One Kenya opposition coalition leader Raila Odinga’s property was also vandalised

Both attacks took place on 27 March 2023 as Odinga led country wide protests. These are an attempt to force Kenyan president William Ruto’s government to address the high cost of living and ensure there is “inclusivity” in the reconstitution of Kenya’s electoral commission, among other grievances.


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