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Image of a sobbing woman seeking cover from police was not taken from Uganda.

Claim

A picture of a woman sobbing as she sought cover from police has been making rounds on social media along with other pictures taken from the riots in Kampala following the recent arrest of presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu.

Author
Viral social media post
Verdict
Incorrect
This picture was not taken from Uganda. It was taken in Kenya in August 2017 during the protests following the re-election of Uhuru Kenyatta. It was first posted by the New York times on 12th August 2017.

This is the image which has been making rounds on numerous WhatsApp groups together with other images from the November 19 2020 in Kampala.

However, with the help of Google Reverse Image search, we have established that this image was taken in Kenya in 2017 and was posted by the New York Times on August 12 2017.
Below are some of the screenshots of the story on the New York Times website.


Here is the link to the full story, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/12/world/africa/kenya-election-uhuru-kenyatta.html