Veteran politician Kenneth Matiba has been admitted to the Karen Hospital Intensive Care Unit.
His nephew George Gachugu said he was flown to Nairobi from Mombasa on Wednesday evening after developing breathing complications.
Gachugu said Matiba, 72, was referred from a Mombasa hospital where he had been admitted for a week before his condition worsened.
â€œI am appealing to the people of Murangâ€™a to put Matiba in their prayers as he is in a critical condition,â€ he said on Thursday.
Matiba, Mzalendo Saba Saba party chairman, has been frail since he suffered a massive stroke while in detention in the early â€˜90s, said Gachugu, who is the party’s vice chair.
He was last in the public limelight in 2007 when he vied for the top seat against former president Mwai Kibaki. He came seventh after garnering only 8,046 votes.
He was conspicuously absent during his motherâ€™s burial two years ago.
He has missed several AGMs of Wangu Investment Company for which he is also chairman.