By Samuel Ouma
Jubilee Party Secretary-General Raphael Tuju has dismissed reports stating that he is admitted at a Nairobi hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
Responding to a report that went viral on social media saying he is admitted at Karen Hospital, Tuju labeled the report fake.
Speaking to the Star, the Secretary-General revealed that the initial report had indicated that he was dead.
“They say in media business that all publicity is good. It keeps you in the minds of the people. I can live with that. If anyone asks you please tell them that since the initial reports were that I was in the mortuary, the ICU is definitely a great improvement and therefore I will soon be in the general ward,” Tuju said.
Tuju jokingly challenged those behind the false report to send him money if they were concerned about his health.
“If anyone wants to confirm that I am okay, let them send something on M-Pesa. I have a special sound for all M-Pesa messages of over Sh1,000 and they should expect a prompt thank you call or acknowledgement,” he said.
The former minister on February 12 was involved in a grisly accident on his way to the burial of the former president Daniel Moi.
After the accident, he was admitted to Karen for treatment but was later flown to the UK for specialized treatment.