Veteran politician and accomplished lawyer Paul Muite has come to refute reports of his purported ailment. The senior counsel rubbished claims that alleged his sudden emaciation resulted from cancer.
In a tweet on Friday, the Safina party supremo said the reports of his sickness were inaccurate, adding that he had shed weight due to his old age.
Reports on social media that I am sick with cancer are NOT TRUE. Given my age,I have had to shed off weight on purpose to keep sugar levels where they should be otherwise I have never felt better;enjoyed 1 & 1/2 hrs jogging in Ngong forest this morning 🤣— Paul Muite SC (@Paul_Muite) July 15, 2022
He further disclosed that at the time of penning the tweet, he had just concluded a morning jog at Ngong Forest.
"Reports on social media that I am sick with cancer are false. Given my age, I have had to shed weight on purpose to keep sugar levels where they should be. Otherwise, I have never felt better. Enjoyed 1 and 1/2 hours jogging in Ngong forest this morning," he tweeted.
Muite's photo sparks debate on Twitter
The reports of Muite's alleged sickness were stoked by a photo that emerged online.
In the photo, the senior counsel appeared emaciated.
Commenting on the allegations, City lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi confirmed that the revered lawyer was in good health, saying that he had lunch with him on Thursday, July 14.
"I had lunch with Hon Paul Muite SC yesterday, had known him for 30 years and meet him regularly on a weekly basis and was dismayed and utterly disappointed with the malicious rumours on his health. Paul is in very good health," Ahmednasir tweeted.