Retired president Daniel Moi steadily recovering, to be discharged before December


Former president Daniel Moi is responding well to medication after almost a month in Nairobi Hospital. Doctors are waiting for him to build up some energy before discharging him. Press Secretary Lee Njiru said Kenyans’ prayers have helped Moi, 95, to recover. Njiru said the former head of state would be out of hospital before December if he keeps improving.

Retired president Daniel Moi is responding positively to treatment and is set to be discharged from Nairobi Hospital before December. Moi has been in hospital for almost one month but medics, under the leadership of personal physician David Silverstein indicated he was steadily getting well.

In a statement issued by his long-serving press secretary Lee Njiru, the former head of state has shown good progress but his doctors want to let him build up energy before he is released from the facility. “Moi’s 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,” stated Njiru.

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He thanked Kenyans for praying for Moi’s health saying the former president’s health had improved because of their earnest prayers. “Since 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,” Njiru was quoted by the nation.

The retired president has been in and out of hospital from October 2019. He was readmitted to the facility on Saturday, November 9, two days after he had been discharged. The doctors then, intimated Moi was suffering from breathing complications.

Initially, the longest serving Kenyan president had been rushed to Nairobi Hospital on Saturday, October 26 in critical condition.


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