Kenya: Kibaki Flown to South Africa After Spending Night in Karen Hospital
Retired President Mwai Kibaki was on Sunday afternoon flown to South Africa for specialised treatment after he was taken ill over the weekend and rushed to Karen Hospital in Nairobi.
Government officials and his family were guarded with information on the former President’s health, but the Daily Nation learnt that Mr Kibaki was wheeled into the hospital’s emergency unit on Saturday night at around 9pm. On Sunday, it was feared that Mr Kibaki, 84, may have suffered a stroke, although there was no confirmation by either family or hospital. Mr Kibaki enjoyed good health most of his adult life and was a well known golfer and an almost permanent fixture in the country club circuit until a 2012 car accident. He has been in uncertain health since the accident and is believed to have suffered a stroke early in 2003. He made remarkable recovery, save for mild memory lapses and slight speech impairment, and successfully served 10 years as President, including gruelling campaigns and dealing with national crises.