Muthaura discharged from Hospital

July 15, 2009 12:00 am

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 15 – Kenya Civil Service head Francis Muthaura was on Wednesday discharged from a South African hospital where he underwent a heart surgery.

According to Government Spokesman Alfred Mutua, Amb Muthaura would spend a few more days in South Africa as he recuperates.

“His family and doctors are very happy with the progress he has made in a very short time,” Dr Mutua said.

Ambassador Muthaura spent 14 days at the Sunninghill Hospital in Johannesburg where he had been recuperating after the surgery a week ago. The Public Service head who is also the Secretary to the Cabinet was flown out of the country two weeks ago for further treatment after spending three days at the Nairobi Hospital.

He was diagnosed as suffering from a heart condition, known as myocardial infarction which is basically the narrowing of blood arteries.

“He will stay for a few days in RSA to have some rest before coming home,” Dr Mutua said.

Ambassador Muthaura, 61, was admitted to the Nairobi Hospital after he checked himself in for a medical checkup.

Dr Mutua had said that Ambassador Muthaura, ‘who has been of great health has not received any major medical treatment for tens of years.’ He is also said that he had not gone on leave for ten years.

Before he was flown to South Africa numerous tests were run on him. Mr Muthaura’s personal physician, Dr Frank Mwongera, accompanied him to Johannesburg and his family members joined him later.


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