Former First Lady Lucy Kibaki was admitted to the Nairobi Hospital Intensive Care Unit after falling ill on Friday morning.
Sources said Lucy, wife of former president Mwai Kibaki, fell ill at her home in Muthaiga, Nairobi.
Lucy was taken to Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital for “emergency care” at 4am before she was transferred to Nairobi Hospital.
She arrived at the hospital in an ambulance escorted by two government vehicles at around 5am.
“It is true that the wife of the former president is here. In fact, she has been taken to the ICU,” a source at the hospital told the Star on phone on Friday.
Kibaki was this afternoon seen at the hospital.
The source said Lucy, who has been missing from the public radar since 2010, had difficulty in breathing. There has been speculation on her whereabouts and health condition since 2012.
In 2014, Lucy was rushed to the hospital after reportedly complaining of chest pains. She was taken to hospital by family members and admitted in St Teresa’s Ward.
Lucy kept an “uncharacteristically low profile” and did not attend any public functions during part of her time as First Lady.
The last public function that she attended was the ushering in of the new constitution at Uhuru Park, during which she took part in a lively and energetic jig.
SOURCE: The Star