The family of Machakos Senator Boniface Mutinda Kabaka has denied reports that the legislator collapsed inside a woman’s apartment in Kilimani, Nairobi.
The family through a statement on Saturday said Senator Kabaka fell ill while having a drink at a restaurant and was rushed to the Nairobi Hospital.
“The senator collapsed on Thursday while having a drink at a restaurant in Kilimani area but was still conscious and he requested the management to call for an ambulance to rush him to Nairobi Hospital,” read the statement in part.
The family further described Kabaka as a man of high moral standing, terming as false reports that he fainted in a woman’s house.
“Those who know Senator Kabaka know him to be a gentleman of high moral standing whose integrity is above reproach and unimpeachable.”
“We urge you to ignore the fake and malicious rumors being spread by some petty, callous and heartless political enemies to malign the good name of the Senator while he is helpless and fighting for dear life,” the family added.
A police report filed at Kilimani police station indicated that Senator Kabaka was taken to the Nairobi Hospital after collapsing at the house located on Elgeyo Marakwet Road in Kilimani.
The report added that he was in the company of a woman identified as Esther Muli, who told police that she was with the senator in the apartment when he suddenly complained of severe headache and asked her to find some paracetamols.
Muli said his condition worsened forcing her to inform the apartment’s management who called for an ambulance and rushed the politician to the hospital, where he was admitted in ICU.