Former President Moi discharged from hospital


Former President Moi discharged from hospital
Former President Daniel Arap Moi. PHOTO| COURTESY

In Summary

  • Mr. Moi was allowed to go back home after his medical team, led by his personal physician Dr. David Silverstein gave him "a clean bill of health."
  • He had been admitted for an illness that has not been disclosed.

Former President Daniel arap Moi has been discharged from the Nairobi Hospital.

A statement from Lee Njiru, his Press Secretary and official Spokesman, said he was discharged on Thursday after two weeks in hospital.

“The Moi family has expressed gratitude to all those who offered prayers and sent ‘quick recovery’ messages,” read the statement.

Mr. Moi was allowed to go back home after his medical team, led by his personal physician Dr. David Silverstein gave him “a clean bill of health.”

He had been admitted for an illness that has not been disclosed.

Last week, the Moi family dismissed reports that Kenya’s second president was in critical condition saying that though he had been rushed to hospital, he was “alert and conscious of his surroundings.”

Njiru condemned what he called ‘negative and alarmist’ reports about Moi, saying he was being attended to by a team of medical professionals, led by his personal physician Dr. David Silverstein.

“The true position is that Mzee Moi is in hospital being attended to by a professional medical team led by his personal physician, Dr. David Silverstein. He is alert and conscious of his surroundings.

“However, the family is at the same time displeased with the negative and alarmist reports being peddled by unfeeling individuals and consequently published by sections of the media .,” reads the statement.

The statement did not disclose the nature of Moi’s ailment but sources indicated that he was being treated for breathing complications he developed over the weekend.

The former president who turned 95 in September, underwent a knee surgery in Israel early last year, but has been in and out of hospital since then, for routine check-ups.

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