Retired President Mwai Kibaki is reportedly receiving medication at the Nairobi Hospital after he was taken ill.
Kibaki, who served as the country’s third president between 2002 and 2013, was admitted to the facility on June 19th after he complained of pain in the lower abdomen, according to The Star.
For the past 10 days, the 88-year-old has been at the hospital’s VIP wing, where a team of doctors is managing the pain allegedly caused by an infection.
“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,” a source intimated to The Star.
An official at Kibaki’s office told the publication that the former president was taken to the hospital for a routine checkup.
“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,” the aide said.
Kibaki has maintained a low-profile since he left office in 2013 and is rarely seen in public. For the first time in several months, Kibaki appeared in public in February this year when he was driven to parliament to view the body of the late President Daniel Arap Moi.
Moi, 95, died while receiving treatment at the Nairobi Hospital on February 4th.