Retired President Moi discharged from hospital in Tel Aviv

Former President Daniel Arap Moi has been discharged from Ichalov Hospital in Tel Aviv where he underwent a series of medical check-ups.

His aides say Moi who is in a jovial mood and in good spirit will spend the day visiting some holy sites in Israel and Jerusalem.

The former head of state left the country last Sunday for a medical check-up.

Moi had been booked at the hospital for a check-up on his knee, which has been giving him discomfort.

He is accompanied by his physician, Dr David Silverstein, and his son and Baringo Senator Gideon Moi.

This comes amid circulation of news that the former president is dead.

On Wednesday, Foreign Affairs ministry through a statement dismissed Moi’s death as fake news.

“Fake news maliciously circulated regarding the well-being of Moi is completely untrue and ill-intentioned rumour peddled,” the ministry said in a statement.

“We are forced to clarify that the fake news maliciously circulated by some individuals regarding the well-being of former President Moi is untrue.”

The ministry said Moi is in Tel-Aviv, Israel, for a routine medical checkup that has been very successful.

“He is recuperating well and is in very good health. He will be sightseeing today and he takes this opportunity to wish all his fellow Kenyans well,” it noted.

In a statement, Njiru, one of the longest serving officers within Moi’s circle, said the former Head of State was in “high spirits, hearty and robust” adding that he will be back home soon.

On January 27 last year, Moi, 93, underwent a minor surgery on his knee at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi.

The problem began on July 30, 2006, after his Range Rover collided with a pick-up truck at the Rukuma Viewpoint in Limuru.

Moi ruled Kenya for 24 years after taking over from first President Jomo Kenyatta in 1978.

He handed over power to former President Mwai Kibaki in 2002 after Independence party Kanu lost the election to Narc.

  

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