Ruto comes to the rescue of Dedan Kimathi’s widow Mukami, clears Sh1m hospital bill

The widow of liberation fighter Dedan Kimathi’s healthcare bills have been paid for by President Wiliam Ruto.

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua with field Marshal Dedan Kimathi's wife Mukami when he visited her on Sunday, January 15.

Mama Mukami Kimathi was being kept at a hospital in Nairobi because the family couldn’t pay a Sh1 million charge.

On Sunday evening, just after arriving in Nairobi from Nyanza, where he had accompanied the president on a two-day working tour, Gachagua paid her a visit in the hospital.

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“This afternoon, I visited Mukami Kimathi, the wife of the late freedom fighter Field Marshal Dedan Kimathi, at Nairobi Hospital, ” Gachagua said.

“H.E President William Ruto has cleared the Hospital Bill. Thank you, President William Ruto, for coming through for Mukami Kimathi and her family. You are a true and genuine friend of our people. Be blessed abundantly. Always,” he added.

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Mukami, 101, was admitted to Nairobi Hospital on January 5 with pneumonia symptoms and was treated and discharged on January 12.

DP Rigathi Gachagua with Field Marshal Dedan Kimathi's widow Mama Mukami at the Nairobi Hospital, January 15.

The family, however, said Mukami has not been allowed to leave the facility until her bill is cleared.

Gachagua said he learnt of the predicament while in Nyanza.

He pledged to visit the ailing widow on his return to Nairobi and assess possible interventions to make her life more comfortable.

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