Screenshots of social media posts indicating Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu and US Vice President Kamala Harris congratulated Martha Karua on her nomination as Azimio flag bearer Raila Odinga’s running mate are not true.
The screenshots bearing names of the two leaders made rounds on social media on Monday, May 16 moment after Raila unveiled Karua as his running mate.
The message on President Suluhu’s alleged Twitter page congratulated Karua on her nomination, further heaping praises on her.
The message read;
“Nimepokea kwa furaha uteuzi wa Mama Martha Karua kama mgombea mwenza wa Raila Odinga. Mama Karua anatambulika kote Afrika kwa kazi yake nzuri na ataifaa sana taifa lake la Kenya. Naomba wakenya waitumie vyema hii nafasi ya mabadiliko.”
However, a look at the Head of State’s official Twitter page indicated that he did not share such remarks with her followers.
President Suluhu’s last tweet was a congratulatory message to Sheikh Mohamed Zayed for being elected as the Third President of UAE.
And what would drive President Suluhu to issue a comment that could as well be interpreted to mean she favours Azimio to win the August 9 poll…certainly not in a high stake election as this.
She made the tweet on May 14.
“On behalf of the Government and the people of Tanzania, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Sheikh @MohamedbinZayed for being elected as the Third President of UAE. Rest assured of our continued cooperation with UAE,” she tweeted.
On the other hand, VC Kamala reportedly wrote on Twitter;
“Congratulations Martha Karua all women stand with you.” To which Karua replied, “Thank you so much madam Vice President Harris Kamala.”
However, the last update on Kamala’s personal Twitter page was on May 14 where she shared a video and captioned it;
“The future of our country and world will be shaped by the next generation.”
On her official Twitter page, the last update was made on Monday, May 16 when Kamala said she was travelling to the United Arab Emirates.
“I am travelling to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to express condolences on the passing of the President of the UAE, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
“I will emphasize the importance our partnership and the desire to further strengthen our ties,” the post read.
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