Former President Mwai Kibaki underwent a life saving surgery yesterday and is currently in recovery, sources say. “All they are prepared to say is that he made it through the surgery and is recovering,” said the source. They also added “He will be in the hospital for another week as the medics monitor him and continue giving him the care he needs before he is released,” according to Standard Media.
He was admitted to Netcare Sunninghill Hospital in Johannesburg to undergo a procedure aimed to remove a blood clot in his neck which took around an hour.
Doctors at the hospital located the clot in good time while it was in a relatively safe part of his body. A clot in the blood is generally dangerous especially if it moves into organs such as the brain, heart and the lungs.
According to Netcare’s website, the hospital specialises in cardiology, a branch of medicine that deals with diseases and abnormalities associated with the heart.
A relative also stated that the Former President was reportedly responding well to treatment at the South African hospital, although the family remains tight lipped about his condition. His two children, Judy Wanjiku & Anthony Githinji, are among family members who accompanied him to South Africa.
Mwai Kibaki was first admitted to Karen Hospital after he fell ill at his Muthaiga home on the night of Saturday, August 20. He later flown to South Africa for specialised treatment on Sunday, August 21.
Get well Mheshimiwa!, you are in our prayers.