State condemns Moi’s death rumour

State condemns Moi’s death rumour

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Retired President Daniel Arap Moi is not dead, Foreign Affairs ministry has said.

A blog circulating on social media on Wednesday indicated that Moi had died.

Moi was flown to Israel for knee treatment on Sunday.

“Fake news maliciously circulated regarding the well-being of Moi is completely untrue and ill-intentioned rumour peddled,” the ministry said in a statement.

The ministry said Moi is in Tel-Aviv, Israel, for a routine medical checkup that has been very successful.

“He 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,” it noted.

Moi’s spokesman Lee Njiru said he was to receive treatment on his knee, “which has been troubling him for some time”.

The 93-year-old was admitted to a hospital in Tel Aviv and will turn 94 on September 2.

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