The Judiciary of Kenya flagged reports that Chief Justice Martha Koome had been admitted to Kenyatta National Hospital as fake.
In a statement dated Thursday, January 19, the Judiciary noted that the reports had circulated widely on various social media platforms and other news outlets.
Kenyans were therefore urged to disregard the reports that were untrue.
Further, online users were urged to desist from spreading false information amongst themselves on social media platforms.
"Fake news," the Judiciary responded.
Reports of Koome's admission emerged on Wednesday, January 18 as it was alleged that she was taken ill and rushed to the country's referral hospital.
However, the misleading reports did not indicate what the CJ was suffering from.
It had been alleged that she was ill given that she had not been seen in public for a while.
Nonetheless, Kenyans.co.ke established that Koome attended an event on January 17 at Holy Family Basilica where she was condoling the family of a judiciary staff member.
On the same day, she also attended an event organised by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Kenya.
"I urge the adoption of a multi-door approach to dispute resolution as commanded by the Constitution, which directs that alternative forms of dispute resolution including reconciliation, mediation, arbitration and traditional dispute resolution mechanisms be promoted.
"The public must be made to realise that we can all be agents of justice and that justice does not lie solely in the courtrooms," the CJ wrote on her official social media accounts.
On Monday, January 16, the CJ also attended the luncheon of former Chairperson of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) Emeritus Archbishop Eliud Wabukala. Other top government officials who attended the farewell event included EACC CEO Twalib Mbarak and Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji.