The family of Machakos Senator Boniface Mutinda Kabaka has dismissed allegations that he fell ill in another woman’s house before being hospitalised.
According to a police report, Senator Kabaka was on Friday, 4th December, admitted to hospital after collapsing in a house in the Kilimani area of Nairobi.
However, in a statement issued today, 5th December, the family’s spokesperson refuted the claims, saying: “We urge you to ignore the fake and malicious rumours being spread by some petty, callous and heartless political enemies to malign the good name of the Senator Mutinda Kabaka while he is helpless and fighting for dear life.”
According to the report at Kilimani Police Station, the politician allegedly checked into the Kilimani apartment on Thursday afternoon, 3rd December, with the woman identified as Esther Muli.
He then started complaining of a severe headache and asked the woman to get him some painkillers, especially Paracetamol.
However, the pain worsened and she had to inform the management, who then called an ambulance that took him to Nairobi Hospital where he was admitted in the ICU.
The family said Senator Kabaka was having a drink in a restaurant in Kilimani area and requested the management to call an ambulance to take him to the hospital as he was feeling unwell.
The family said: “Senator Kabaka was admitted to Nairobi Hospital where doctors suspected blood clot affecting his nervous system.”
The spokesperson said the senator is a man of high moral standing.
“Those who know Senator Kabaka know him to be a gentleman of high moral standing, whose integrity is above reproach and unimpeachable.”
The family has urged Machakos County residents to ignore the “fake news coming from people out to tarnish the senator’s good name”. It promised to update the public on the state of his health.