The internet was flooded with “Get well soon” and “Quick recovery” messages after a picture of Paul Muite looking frail surfaced.A twitter user shared a photo of the Kenyan lawyer and politician that captioned : “This picture of second liberation icon, Paul Muite has touched my heart. Cancer one day you too will die. Quick Recovery Paul Muite.”
In his defence Paul Muite responded to the social media users stating that he was well and he has no cancer in his system .The weightloss was intentional as he jogged every morning to keep his sugar level in check , due to his advanced age.Infact he feels better than before in his life.
“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 posted on his twitter page.
His friend Senior Counsel Ahmednasir Abdullahi came to his rescue by saying that Muite was in good health as they have been friends for 30 years and meet up every week to catchup. He was greatly disappointed with the rumours going round on social media.
Paul Kibugi Muite (born 18 Apr 1945) is a Kenyan lawyer and politician. Paul Muite. Member of the Kenyan Parliament. In office 1992–2007.In law circles, Muite’s name features prominently and he is well respected by colleagues and Kenyans at large for his contribution to the political history of the country.