Veteran Kenyan radio presenter Leonard Mambo Mbotela has been discharged from the hospital after his bill was fully cleared.
Mbotela, who was admitted to The Nairobi South Hospital on October 29th, had an outstanding medical bill of Sh1,105,489.78 by Friday.
He had appealed for help from well-wishers to settle the bill through a letter by the hospital’s Human Resource Manager Stephen Mutavi.
“He is due for discharge Friday, November 13, 2020, as per the doctor’s recommendations to continue with homecare treatment,” said Mutavi in a letter dated November 12th.
“The medical bills have accumulated to Ksh.1,105,498.78 as of today and have to be cleared upon discharge. Any assistance given towards offsetting this bill will be highly appreciated.”
A close family member told Citizen Digital that President Kenyatta paid Sh1 million of the bill while the rest was settled by a contribution from well-wishers.
Mbotela, who is famed for his ‘Je, Huu ni Ungwana?’ program on KBC TV and Radio, was hence released to undergo homecare treatment. It is not clear what ailment the 80-year-old is suffering from.