The wife of former Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki and former First Lady of Kenya, Lucy Kibaki, was reportedly rushed to the Nairobi Hospital Intensive Care Unit where she was admitted following feeling sick on Friday morning.
It is alleged that the educated teacher and an Alumnus of the Alliance Girls High School in Kiambu became sick at her home in Muthaiga, Nairobi. At about 4 am, she was then taken to Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital for “emergency care” or treatment but was later moved to another hospital.
Reports say she was transferred to Nairobi Hospital in an ambulance accompanied by two official vehicles where she arrived at around 5am.
An unnamed source confirmed that the former ex First lady was brought to the hospital, answering in the affirmative that she was taken to ICU at the time of this report.
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The source added that she was having issues with breathing as she is experiencing some respiration difficulties. Kibaki was also sighted in the hospital this afternoon amidst heightened security in the premises.
However, the press team of ex-president Mwai Kibaki’s confirmed that Lucy Kibaki is in hospital but has gone there only for a “routine check-up” and that “there is no cause for panic.”
The press said she went for such kind of check-ups all mothers and aging women go to hospital for, from time to time, as necessary.
Lucy has been off the public eye since 2010, prompting speculations, probably a bit of rumours on her whereabouts, as well as her health condition, since 2012.
She was also reportedly taken to hospital in 2014 after she complained of chest pain to family members, and was admitted in St Teresa’s Ward.
Lucy kept has since kept a low profile – something that is not really typical of her. She also has not been attending any public functions during part of her time as First Lady. She kept off such gatherings quite early before she and her hubby were officially out of office.
The last public function that she graced was when the new constitution was introduced at Uhuru Park. During the event, she participated actively and was involved in a lively and energetic dance.