Ngugi wa Thiong’ois not dead. Ngugi’s children dismissed the reports on Monday and said their father was alive. Mukoma wa Ngugi, the son, asked Kenyans to desist from spreading lies noting that they were in distress after the news that was worrying to them as a family.
Ngugi wa Thiong'o is alive and well, contrary to rumors circulating on social media. On Monday night, news began appearing, and several Kenyans took to their timelines to spread misinformation. Some powerful people believed the hoax and offered their condolences. However, the fact checker has disproven the stories, so at this point we know for sure that they are not true.