For the umpteenth time now, retired President Daniel Arap Moi has been “killed” by the internet. This after fake news about his death circulated on social media with Nasa strategist David Ndii among the circulators on Twitter.
The government has since condemned the reports, revealing that Moi is doing well.
“We are forced to clarify that the FAKE news maliciously circulated by some individuals regarding the wellbeing of former President Daniel Arap Moi is completely untrue.
“H.E. the former President is in Tel-Aviv, Israel, for a routine medical check-up that has been very successful. H.E. the former President is recuperating well and is in very good health.
“He will be sightseeing today and he takes this opportunity to wish all his fellow Kenyans well.
We hope that this information will put to rest any unfortunate ill-intended rumours.”
The former president’s press secretary Lee Njiru has also issued a statement debunking the misleading reports.
“The former president is in high spirits, hearty and expected home soon. So far he is steady, robust and is responding very well to treatment,” Njiru said.
Moi was flown to Israel for a medical check up on Sunday, March 11.
Njiru said he was to receive treatment on his knee, “which has been troubling him for some time”.
On January 27, 2017, he underwent a minor surgery on his knee at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi.
The problem began on July 30, 2006, after his Range Rover collided with a pick-up truck at the Rukuma Viewpoint in Limuru.