Kenya – (warsoor) – Governor Hassan Ali Joho is receiving treatment at Mombasa Hospital where he was admitted to on Thursday, November 7.
County director of communications Richard Chacha told TUKO.co.ke that Joho had made a visit to the facility when he felt unwell and doctors advised him to stay longer for detailed assessment.
According to Chacha, the governor was visited at the hospital by former Nigeria president General Olesegun Obasanjo on the morning of Friday, November 8.
Obasanjo is in Mombasa to attend a Future Cities conference where Joho was expected to address.
“The governor was supposed to address the conference but felt unwell. Obsanjo visited him when he realised the governor was unwell and could not make it to the event,” said the communications boss.
The politician confirmed he would attend the conference one he is discharged.
” I plan to join the discussion with other African leaders upon discharge from the hospital so as to be able to put our case across,” he said.
Chacha exclusively told TUKO.co.ke that Joho had responded well to treatment and was due to leave hospital on Friday.
“He was treated of Malaria and actually been discharged, but will leave the hospital later,” he said.
Earlier on the day, the ODM deputy party leader sent out a congratulatory message to the Kibra MP-elect Bernard Imran Okoth.
“Congratulations Hon. Bernard Okoth for the emphatic victory in the Kibra parliamentary by-election. This is a clear demonstration of maturity by Kibra electorate, who defied bribery and intimidation,” he posted.
Imran floored 23 other challengers including Jubilee Party’s man McDonald Mariga.