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Kibaki back to good health, attends Sunday mass in Nairobi

Former President Mwai Kibaki has made his first public appearance since he returned from South Africa where he had been hospitalised.

Mr Kibaki attended a church service on Sunday morning at Consolata Catholic Shrine in Westlands, Nairobi.

He had been flown to South Africa and admitted at Netcare Sunninghill Hospital in Johannesburg on Sunday (August 21).

The retired President, 84, was first rushed to Karen Hospital on Saturday where he was treated overnight and later flown out by an Amref Flying Doctors air ambulance on Sunday, accompanied by his personal physician, Dr Dan Gikonyo.

The hospital is described as, according to its website, a top cardiology facility offering the best medical care for its high-end patients.

“Cardiology has become synonymous with the name Netcare Sunninghill Hospital.”

In June this year, he was appointed by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) as the special envoy for Water in Africa.

Earlier in August 11, he convened a meeting with African diplomats in Nairobi where he expressed his dedication to his new task, and called on leaders to be at the forefront in managing water resources and ensuring that everyone is able to access this vital commodity.

“In a consultative meeting with African ambassadors and High Commissioners at Windsor Golf Hotel, the former President maintained that water issues in Africa need to understood clearly by all actors,” a statement from his office said.