By Uhuru Kenyatta via Facebook
Earlier today, His Excellency Mwai Kibaki, third President of the Republic, flew to South Africa for specialised medical treatment, after being taken ill.
He was accompanied by his doctor. We expect him to return soon, and Kenyans will be informed of his progress as appropriate.
We ask Kenyans to pray for him, and to respect the privacy of the family at this difficult time.
ISSUED BY THE FAMILY OF H.E. MWAI KIBAKI
21ST AUGUST 2016