Fashion designer Shiyenze Khasoha has reacted to media reports that she faked her cancer diagnosis and went on to dupe unsuspecting Kenyans of Sh2 million.
In a Facebook post on an account that appears to have been deactivated, Khasoha branded the damning media reports as "erroneous" according to an article by K24 TV.
She maintained that her ovarian cancer diagnosis was true.
In her post, the fashion designer said she would address the devastating reports after going through her treatment.
"There have been numerous claims on social media and Citizen TV that I may have faked having cancer. The allegations are unfortunate. For now, I am advised to concentrate on my treatment. God-willing, I will be able to clarify this whole circus once I conclude with the medical process [sic], " Khasoha wrote on her Facebook page as quoted by K24 TV website.
The revelations that she faked her medical condition has touched off a ruckus on social media platforms.
According to two friends, Philip Oketch and Joyce Kakya, who led the campaign to rally Kenyans to contribute for her treatment, Khasoha has never had treatment for ovarian cancer as she had claimed on her social media pages.
The two have already recorded statements at the Parklands Police Station as authorities launch investigations over the allegations of fraud.
According to Joyce Kakya, the fashion designer never turned up for medical appointments they were to go to together and had a habit of throwing up excuses.
An array of revered media stations including the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) shone a spotlight on her battle with ovarian cancer.