A relative who has visited ailing former president Mwai Kibaki at the hospital he is admitted in South Africa has confirmed his health is improving.
The unnamed relative is quoted by the South African news website TMG digital as saying that former president is now awake and able to talk.
Kibaki is admitted at Johannesburg’s Netcare Sunninghill Hospital.
Among family members who are with him at the hospital is Tony Kibaki, his son, and daughter Judy.
The visiting relative dismissed the stories that the retired president was dead and said he will be released soon from the hospital.
“Contrary to negative reports which have been doing the rounds saying he has passed on‚ he is recovering well and we expect him to be released soon‚” the visitor is quoted by TMG.
Kibaki on Sunday, August 21, was admitted to Karen hospital suffering undisclosed ailment and was later airlifted to South Africa for specialised treatment.
Doctors in South Africa conducted several tests on the retired president to find out the severity of his condition.
In April 2016, the former president lost his wife, Mama Lucy Kibaki, while she was undergoing treatment at the Bupa Cromwell Hospital in London, England.
Since that that, Kibaki has reunited with his second wife secretly and they have been spotted together recently in Nyeri county.