Former president Moi in Life support machine as doctors fight to save his life.
Former President Daniel Arap Moi has been admitted at Nairobi Hospital.
He is back in the facility barely two weeks after he was admitted at the same hospital.
Two weeks ago, he was admitted in the same facility and his family said that his admission was a routine check-up.
Sources within the family and the hospital told the Star Moi was admitted on October 11 and was set to spend some days at the hospital for intensive check-up.
“Nothing much to worry about. He is there for routine check-up and being attended to by his physician Dr David Silverstein . He is expected to spend a couple of days to allow the doctors sufficient time to check Mzee,” the source said.
Last year, Moi left for Israel for a medical check-up.
He was accompanied by his son Gideon and physician Dr David Silverstein. The former president was admitted to a hospital in Tel Aviv.
“The doctors of the former president have booked him in a hospital in Tel Aviv where they are eager to have a second opinion on his knee which has been a source of discomfort to him,” his office said last year when Moi was flown to Israel where he spent 6 days.
It is not the first time Moi is being admitted to the same hospital. Last December, he was there for what his office said was a normal check-up.
In March 2018, Moi who turned 95 last month was flown to Israel following “an uncomfortable knee.”
While the former president has enjoyed good health since leaving office in 2002, he has had a problem with one of his knees following an accident involving his car in 2006 in Limuru.
In January 27, 2017, he underwent a minor surgery on the knee at Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi.
During his 95th birthday last month, unlike previous celebrations which have been characterised by pomp and colour, the event was a private function at his Kabarak home attended by close family members only.
Moi was born on September 2, 1924 and served as the second President of Kenya from 1978 to 2002.
He took over from Kenya’s first president Jomo Kenyatta following his death on August 22, 1978.
Moi has kept off active politics but in the recent past since the handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga he has been receiving huge delegations of politicians paying him homage.
His son and Baringo Senator Gideon Moi who is keen on succeeding Uhuru in 2022 has featured most in the high profile visits which political pundits believe could be part of planning of the Uhuru succession.
Those who have visited Mzee Moi include Uhuru, his mother Mama Ngina Kenyatta, Oding, former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka and Cotu secretary general Francis Atwoli.
May last year, DP Ruto made his way to Kabarak but failed to meet Moi as it was alleged that the retired president was undergoing a routine physiotherapy session with his doctors for the entire duration of the visit.