Former President Moi out of hospital after medical check

Former President Daniel arap Moi has been discharged from hospital in Israel where he underwent a series of medical check-ups.

The former president, according to a statement from his office, is in good spirits and is looking forward to coming back home.

“His Excellency Moi is in a jovial mood and in good spirits. He will spend the day visiting some holy sites in Israel and the city of Jerusalem,” read the statement from the office of the former president.

Moi, 93, left the country on Sunday morning for Tel Aviv where he was booked in at Ichalov Hospital where his doctor wanted to get a second opinion on his knee, which has been troubling him for some time.

The former president has been in Israel with his physician, Dr David Silverstein, and his son, Baringo Senator Gideon Moi.

Moi, who was president for 24 years, between 1978 and 2002, has enjoyed good health since leaving office.

The knee problem emanated from an accident involving his car and a Nissan Pickup at Rukima View Point in Limuru on July 30, 2006.

Graduation ceremony

He was travelling to his Kabarak home from Machakos where he had presided over a graduation ceremony at Scotts Theological College.

In January 27, last year, the former president underwent a minor surgery on his knee at Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi.