– The Opposition launched its manifesto on Tuesday, June 27 in Nairobi, just hours after Jubilee unveiled it’s own the previous day
– But it seems NASA picked some photos for use in its manifesto from the internet and claimed they belonged to Kenyans
While some have dismissed the NASA event as a drab one which paled in comparison with Jubilee’s which was full of pomp and colour, supporters say what was important was the message which they claim resonated well with the electorate.
NASA also shared part of its manifesto online with captioned photos of young people promising why they will vote wisely and for the Opposition.
“I just turned 18 years. It is my first time to vote. I will vote because I believe we deserve a better government than Jubilee,” a young woman named Anika Patel from Nairobi Parklands is quoted alongside her photo titled ‘NASA, unleashing the girl power’.
The same message is repeated but this time under a photo of two young people, a black male wearing a Mavin cap and a female draped in a hijab. The male is identified as Sybil Onchiri from Kisii.
But something curious has caught the eyes of the NASA opponents and it has something to do with the photos.
It seems the Opposition lifted photos from the internet and purported to claim those in the photos are Kenyans.
The original image which NASA is using in its campaign. It shows African-American students.
A simple google search of the images shows the original photo is that of African-Americans and not Kenyans.
NASA is yet to respond to the claims of plagiarism.