No, this photo of Azimio leader Raila meeting with US Ambassador Whitman is not recent.
The image making rounds on social media, which claims to depict a meeting between Azimio leader Raila Odinga, US Ambassador to Kenya Meg Whitman, and US Senator Chris Coons, following Whitman’s comments regarding the August 2022 elections during a devolution conference on August 16, 2023, is not recent.
On August 17, Raila responded to Whitman’s statement that the last election had been free and fair. He went ahead and advised her she should refrain from involving herself in Kenyan affairs.
Azimio Leader Raila Odinga engaging in a meeting with US Ambassador Meg Whitman after firing back at her at the Devolution conference
The iVerify Network of Fact-Checking Desks has fact-checked this content and established that it is False.
To arrive to this conclusion, the iVerify Network of Fact-Checking Desks has conducted the following process. A reverse image search reveals that the photo was first released in a tweet by Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya leader Raila Odinga on March 29, 2023, when the opposition leader met with US Senator Chris Coons. The purpose of Senator Coons’ visit to the country was to engage in discussions with prominent national leaders, a task he undertook alongside his accompanying delegation. Coon’s visit occurred during the opposition leader’s protests against President Ruto’s administration, which he accused of doing nothing to better Kenyans’ living standards.