Speculation regarding the health of former President Daniel Arap Moi appears to be gathering steam, so much so, that family spokesperson Lee Njiru has had to issue another update.
He said that Mr. Moi was still undergoing treatment at a Nairobi hospital and conjecture going on about his health should be ignored.
Njiru who spoke to journalists on Thursday, October 31, evening, said any information regarding the ex-president’s health condition will only be communicated by him or any other channel approved by the family.
“Any speculation regarding the former President should be treated as hogwash unless sanctioned by the official channel,” said Njiru.
The spokesperson said the family will not hide anything concerning Moi’s condition and asked the public to desist from peddling lies.
“If what people are talking about happens who can hide such a thing. To those people making alarmists and malicious statements, where do you get such rubbish? Who appointed you to be the family spokesmen?” posed Njiru.
The frustrated communication secretary reiterated he was the only reliable source who can give authoritative information about Moi and his family and any other source should be disregarded.
On Monday, the public woke up to news that the ex-KANU supremo had been admitted in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and was in critical condition.
The family swiftly rubbished the news on the morning hours of the day before admitting later on that Moi was indeed undergoing treatment.
The development caused confusion among Kenyans sparking instant speculation that the former president could be in a critical condition.