NASA CEO Norman Magaya on Tuesday became the victim of a fake news alert that purported to announce his death, shortly after he had landed at an Indian Hospital where he was flown for emergency treatment.
I am not dead – Norman Magaya gives update on his health after being hit by fake news
"I will be back"
Magaya took to Twitter where he hit out at the rumor mongers spreading his death, reports, clarifying that he was well and in the hands of qualified doctors.
“Contrary to fake news being perpetuated by agents of doom that I have passed away, I wish to confirm that am well and putting in a good fight to fully recover. Am safe under the care of competent medical doctors and I will be back stronger than before,” he said on his Twitter account.
ODM spokesman Philip Etale also urged Magaya’s detractors to avoid using his ill situation to spreading false and hurtful information.
“Our brother Norman Magaya has settled in in India in readiness for the specialized treatment that took him there. He is in high spirits and confident that he will come out strong and healthy. As we continue praying for his full recovery, online mercenaries should stop being insensitive and desist from posting untruths about his condition,” Etale said in a statement on his social media accounts.
Magaya has been battling a heart condition that has seen him in and out of hospital for over two years.
Over the weekend, he was taken to India for special treatment on the instructions of ODM Leader Raila Odinga.
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