Former President Mwai Kibaki’s son Jimmy Kibaki has assured the nation that his father is in good health, dismissing reports that the former head of state was in bad state of heath.
Jimmy’s assurance comes just a week after Othaya Member of Parliament Mary Wambui confirmed that the former Commander in Chief was well.
There were reports that the retired president had been admitted Nairobi Hospital in critical condition and later flown to South Africa for urgent treatment, but Kibaki’s eldest son has asked Kenyans to ignore the rumors.
“Mzee is well, he goes for his regular check-ups and the doctors say he is in good health. I see him regularly and I can confirm that he is okay,” said Jimmy, adding that the former president is always in a jovial and still is sharp-witted.
“He served his country for many years, and we know Kenyans are concerned about Mzee’s health. But I want to assure them that he is enjoying his retirement with his family around him. I ask Kenyans to ignore rumors about Mzee’s health,”.
“He is in good health. As a family, we will let Kenyans know if there is any news about the retired president.” He said.
“It is wrong to start claiming he is hospitalized, yet he is well. It’s simply wrong. If by any chance Mzee is unwell, we will let Kenyans know, but for now, there is no cause for alarm.”