A former Mt Elgon Mp has denied rumours peddled by one of the local vernacular radio station that he was dead.
Hon.Wilberforce Kisiero who spoke to one journalist on phone said that he was alive and kicking and the rumours was meant to distract him from his normal daily work and cause anxiety among his family members, relatives and members of the public.
“Am perturbed by Sulwe FM prime time morning news that I was dead, I want to tell Kenyans that am still alive and carrying on with my work,” said Kisiero.
The radio station owned by Royal Media Services had treated the news item as ‘Breaking News’ something that forced social media users to pick it, start posting and sharing libelous item about his death.
Kisiero was the longest serving Mt Elgon Mp during the late President Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi’s regime since 1979-1997.
“Am shocked that they announced my death, let me assure Kenyans that am alive, am busy in my farming business at my home in Saboti, Trans Nzoia county and I am also taking care of my grandchildren,” he said.
The local vernacular radio station later apologized repeatedly for injuring and causing unnecessary harm to Mr.Kisiero following their announcement.
“We are very sorry to Hon.Kisiero as an individual, his family members, relatives, friends and the general public following our announcement this morning, we are indeed sorry, we never meant to hurt you” said one of the news readers during the 1pm prime time news.
Reports had claimed that he succumbed to short illness in one of the medical facilities in Eldoret town.
Kisiero was defeated by Joe Kimkung in 1997, he was later replaced by John Serut from 2002 to 2007 when Fred Kapondi took over.
Kapondi was later defeated by Serut in 2013 but in 2017 Kapondi clinched the same seat.