New revelations indicate that retired President Mwai Kibaki has a blood clot in one of his veins.
Sources familiar with Mr Kibaki’s condition on Tuesday revealed that doctors at the Netcare Sunninghill Hospital in South Africa had located a blood clot in a vein on his neck.
According to the source who spoke to the Daily Nation, Kibaki is scheduled for a surgery on Thursday to remove the clot.
Nonetheless, doctors attending to the former head of state are said to have expressed hope noting that the clot was located on time and in a safe part of his body.
According to experts, a clot in the blood poses a higher risk, if it gets into organs such as the brain, heart and the lungs.
A close associate of the Kibaki family was upbeat about Mr Kibaki’s condition, saying “he is much better than when he left the country” and that he is able to move around.
Reports indicate that Mr Kibaki is admitted in Aloe Ward on the hospital’s second floor, under tight security by Kenyan security personnel. Only his family members are allowed to see him.
84-year old Kibaki was flown to South Africa Sunday evening for specialised treatment after he was taken ill on Saturday.
Kibaki was first rushed to Karen Hospital where he was treated overnight and flown to South Africa by an Amref Flying Doctors air ambulance on Sunday.
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