Kenya’s third President, Mwai Kibaki, was recently hospitalized after he fell ill at his Muthaiga home in Nairobi.
The former President spent the most of Sunday at the Karen Hospital in Nairobi before he was flown out to South Africa for specialized treatment.
Mwai Kibaki is said to have been accompanied by his doctor in a statement released on Sunday, 21st August by the family and is expected to return soon. The public will be informed of his progress as seen appropriate, the statement read.
The family has asked Kenyans to pray for him, and to also respect the privacy of the family at this difficult time.
The statement however, failed to indicate what was ailing the 84-year-old former president with unconfirmed reports suggesting that he suffered a stroke.
This would be the third time he is said to have suffered a stroke with the first one occurring in the 1970’s and another as the after-effect result of his car accident in 2002.
Just a few months ago, Mwai Kibaki lost his wife, Mama Lucy Kibaki. She died while undergoing treatment at the Bupa Cromwell Hospital in London, England.
Kibaki seemed to have not recovered from the loss of his wife as he always appeared frail although he managed to keep up appearance and was appointed a special envoy by United National Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation; UNESCO.
Mwai Kibaki served numerous high positions in the Kenyan Government most notably that of the vice president for ten years.
He served two terms until 2013 before he was succeeded by the incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta.