IN GOOD SHAPE

Ngilu discharged after Covid treatment

The governor fell ill last week after a consultative meeting with MCAs in Mombasa

In Summary

• Ngilu was taken ill with a fever last week and was initially attended to by medics at her Ithookwe home in the outskirts of Kitui town.

• She was, however, airlifted to Nairobi after her situation worsened.

Governor Charity Ngilu speaking outside her offices in Kitui town.
IN GOOD SHAPE: Governor Charity Ngilu speaking outside her offices in Kitui town.
Image: MUSEMBI NZENGU:

Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu was on Wednesday discharged from The Nairobi Hospital as doctors cleared her following Covid-19 treatment.

Ngilu tweeted, "I'm leaving hospital after discharge, thanks to God for restoring my health. I also thank doctors and other medical personnel in both Kitui and Nairobi for excellent care."

"Thank you all for your overwhelming messages of love and wishes of quick recovery. I look forward to resting ahead of the task of serving the people of kitui," the tweet read.

County head of communication Denis Omwange said Ngilu has been advised to rest, but is in good shape.

“She was not put on oxygen or any machine and since her condition has improved, she has been asked to rest at home,” Omwange said.

Earlier on Wednesday Omwange had said Ngilu was responding well to treatment and was “not in any foreseeable danger.” 

He said Ngilu was able to make phone calls and speak to visitors.

Ngilu was taken ill with a fever last week and was initially attended to by medics at her Ithookwe home in the outskirts of Kitui town.

She was however, airlifted to Nairobi after her situation worsened.

Ngilu fell ill after returning from Mombasa late last week where she held a consultative meeting with Kitui MCAs.

(Edited by Bilha Makokha)