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Update on Mzee Moi and why he won't be discharged this month

Mzee Moi still at Nairobi Hospital

Former PM Raila Odinga when he visited Mzee Moi in Kabarak on May 5, 2019. Moi still at Nairobi Hospital, doctors recommend further stay to build strength

Former President Daniel Arap Moi is still admitted at the Nairobi Hospital, his press secretary Lee Njiru has confirmed.

According to a statement released by the spokesman, Mzee Moi is in stable condition and is expected to have a full recovery.

Though he could not state the precise date, Njiru conveyed that Mzee Moi will be discharged in December.

"Mzee Moi, who is being attended to by a team of medics led by his physician Dr David Silverstein has recovered. But because of his old age, his doctors feel he should build up his energy before he can be discharged. His medical team is being extra cautious with his care to ensure full recovery.


"Since Mzee Moi was readmitted to the hospital, he is getting better each day and we are confident God is taking care of him because of Kenyans’ prayers. We are very hopeful that in the next few days, he will be discharged to return to the care and comfort of his home," Njiru stated.

Moi's respiratory complications

Mzee Moi has been at the hospital for about a month. He is said to have experienced breathing complications that caused his doctors to recommend a hospital stay.

Reports the family has not authenticated indicated that the former President spent some time at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) before he regained consciousness.


The family has maintained that Mzee Moi is stable, in good health and undergoing routine medical check ups.


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