President Uhuru Kenyatta has cleared Leonard Mambo Mbotela’s medical bill at the Nairobi South Hospital where the veteran journalist was receiving treatment.
Mbotela was discharged after his bill amounting to Sh1.1 million was cleared by the President.
A statement released by the hospital on Thursday by the Human Resource stated that Mbotela had recuperated and was to be discharged on Friday, November 13 as per doctors’ recommendations but his bill was still pending.
His medical bills had accumulated to Sh1,105,498 and had to be cleared before being discharged forcing the hospital to request assistance from the public.
Family members revealed that President Kenyatta settled the medical bills. One million shillings was paid in cash to secure Mbotela’s discharge with a promise to settle the rest later.