Kenyan President William Ruto says his visible weight loss is his deliberate effort to keep fit amid concerns by some Kenyans on social media over his health.
Speaking during a televised media interview on Sunday, President Ruto explained he had added some weight during the campaign period in 2022.
During that time, he said, there was a lot of pressure that sometimes led to stress eating.
Mr Ruto said he shed some weight after resuming his fitness, dieting and wellness programme.
“With the nature of my job, I have to be alert,” said Mr Ruto.
A section of Kenyans had observed that President Ruto had lost weight months after taking over from his predecessor.
Others speculated that the head of state may have been unwell.