Former President Mwai Kibaki is back to the hospital after complaining of pain in his lower abdomen. He was admitted at Nairobi Hospital and he is undergoing management of severe pain as a result of an infection.
Sources have indicated that the former head of state was admitted on June 19 and was allocated a VIP ward were he has been receiving treatment for the past ten days.
“Samples were taken for testing in the lab. The results are out and nothing to worry about. His team of doctors is managing the pain,” the source told the Star.
A source in the office of the former president on Sunday said Kibaki is in hospital for a routine medical check-up and he was doing well;
“It is a normal visit and there is nothing new. He goes there more often for scheduled check-ups be it once in a month or even twice. So no [cause for] alarm,” one of his aides told the Star on Sunday on the phone.
The source sought anonymity because he wasn’t allowed to speak to the media on the matter.
Ever since he retired from the Presidency in 2013, Kibaki has maintained a low profile and was last seen in public in February at Parliament Buildings where the body of his predecessor Daniel Moi lay.
At the time, the 89-year old made his way to the parliament building through an alternative gate, seeking little public attention. At the event, Kibaki wore black orthopedic shoes something that caused public outrage. Kenyans even began discussing the health of the former president.
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The orthopedic shoes are worn by people experiencing discomfort as they are designed to support the ankles and soles. Sources say the footwear is used by patients recovering from foot surgery and those with swollen feet, heel challenges, arthritis, and diabetes.
In September 2019, the ex-President was in London for s series of medical check-ups where his knee was also examined. It is said that his knee had been sore.