Online streets were on Tuesday morning flooded by posts from a group of organized social media influencers who accused Deputy President Willliam Ruto of among other things, abusing his beautiful wife Rachael Ruto.
Using a photoshopped image that showed close-to-real bruises on the second lady’s face, they launched scathing attacks on the former Eldoret North MP through the explosive hashtag #RutoTheWifeBeater which soon found its way to the top trending topics.
The discussion quickly garnered traction as hundreds of curious Kenyans clicked on the extremely suggestive hashtag to find out more about the outrageous claims.
While in search of the truth on these controversial reports, uhondonews.com reporters came across a lengthy Facebook post believed to have been the source of the rumors which quickly spread out to other platforms.
The post titled “SHOCK over Rachael Ruto’s personal steward disappearance in Machakos” was published on Monday May 26 by an outfit named the Weekly Citizen.
In their unverified account, the author of the post made outrageous claims that the apparent incidents of domestic conflict were sparked by the second-in-command’s alleged infidelity.
This information, they purported, is according to confessions by family members of a former female employee at a Mombasa Hotel who reportedly spent a lot of time with Madam Rachael Ruto during her numerous prayer trips down the coast and whom she supposedly often opened up to.
Attached was a doctored image that showed bruises and injuries on her face.
Annoyed by the latest cheap propaganda, netizens have since come to the defense of the deputy president noting that his political opponents are doing everything possible to tarnish his name.
The paid jubilee cum nasa bloggers are overworking. Everyday they come up with sponsored tag just to taint dp ruto name. But the fact Will remain that William Ruto will win this battle he's even popular than president uhuru kenyatta haha #RutoTheWifeBeater pic.twitter.com/WucoHokXEg
— Hannah😍 (@Hannah_mwangi_) May 26, 2020
— Barnabas (@BKiplimo) May 26, 2020
Attempting to shift focus away from the talks, however, Rachel Ruto took to her Twitter account and posted a message from the Bible’s book of Hebrews 4:16 that says, “Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”
— Mama Rachel Ruto (@MamaRachelRuto) May 26, 2020