No, President Uhuru has not stated whether he secretly supported President-Elect Ruto or not.
The COTU Boss, Francis Atwoli, has not publicly stated that President Uhuru Kenyatta secretly supported President-Elect William Ruto. In a past video shared on social platform on August 16 Atwoli addressed the media following Ruto’s victory and he denied that he would resign following the victory.
On March 9, 2018 President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga put their differences aside and united through a “Handshake”. Uhuru and Ruto have continued to trade accusations against each other in regards to their second term in office.
Uhuru secretly backed Ruto – COTU secretary general, Francis Atwoli
The iVerify Network of Fact-Checking Desks has fact-checked this content and established that it is Unproven.
To arrive to this conclusion, the iVerify Network of Fact-Checking Desks has conducted the following process. We examined COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli’s official social media accounts, where he is known to disseminate official statements, and discovered no evidence to back up the claim.
We also checked the media and discovered that President Uhuru through the official social media channels(State House Social Media) has not publicly declared his support for President-Elect William Ruto, as he is known to do when addressing the nation.