Retired President Daniel arap Moi was over the weekend a victim of the never ending death hoaxes.
According to reports on Twitter, Mzee Moi had passed away at Aga Khan Hospital while undergoing treatment. The former leader, 89, had apparently died of cardiac arrest.
Nairobi senator Mike Sonko did not help the situation, tweeting “RIP our former leader”. He would later edit that on Sunday night to read, “RIP our beloved former leader Mutula Kilonzo.”
Anyway, several people confirmed that Moi was indeed alive and well, and strong as always.
“Former President Daniel Arap Moi is alive and well and enjoying the air at his Kabarak farm”. Mr Lokorio, Moi’s Private Secretary.
— Carol Radull (@CarolRadull) April 26, 2014
Former President Moi is alive and well in Kabarak, let us be responsible on social media
— Dennis Itumbi (@OleItumbi) April 26, 2014
The former president would then attend a church service on Sunday.
Out of church. I can now confirm that my former boss and my former President, HE Moi,attended church at Kabarak. Evil rumours had no basis.
— Chepkooiit (@HonFranklinBett) April 27, 2014