Former Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) CEO Ezra Chiloba has rubbished claims that he is battling prostate cancer at a Nairobi hospital.
In a statement he shared both of Facebook and Twitter, Chiloba termed the rumours as insensitive to actual people who are suffering from the illness and fake.
This is after a blog published an article claiming he has been in and out of hospital for the past few days.
“I am well, and just yesterday, I clocked my fastest 10.5 kms run for which I am grateful,” he said on Friday.
Please ignore the FAKE NEWS doing rounds. Those spreading rumors are insensitive to the pain of those who suffer from cancer. I am well, and just yesterday, I clocked my fastest 10.5 Kms run for which I am grateful.
Who is Hivipunde? Ushindwe! pic.twitter.com/UsiteIFbFk
— Ezra Chiloba (@ezraCHILOBA) August 2, 2019
Following the demise of Kibera MP Ken Okoth and Bomet Governor Dr. Joyce Laboso who both succumbed to cancer, President Uhuru Kenyatta has called for concerted efforts to fight the disease, claiming it to be a national disaster.
Speaking during Laboso’s funeral service on Friday, the President said that the government will increase funding towards cancer management.
He added that a chemotherapy centre at Longisa Hospital in Bomet will be officially opened in September to help cancer patients.
“We have also agreed to put up additional radiology centres at the facility and also add three more across the country in Garissa, Mombasa and Nakuru.
“We will also upgrade Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret to be a centre of excellence for cancer treatment and train oncologists,” said His Excellency the President.
He also noted that cancer has claimed many lives most recently being people who had means to seek medication in other countries with facilities.The President regretted that most ordinary Kenyans do not have money and capacity to go abroad to seek medication and assured that more money will be put towards cancer treatment.