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Uhuru comes to the rescue of Mambo Mbotela, pays Sh1 million hospital bill


Leonard Mambo Mbotela has been discharged today from The Nairobi South Hospital after President Uhuru Kenyatta paid his bill.

The veteran radio presenter had on Friday, November 13 appealed to well-wishers to help him raise hospital bills that had amounted to Sh1.1 million. He was due to be discharged on Thursday, November 12.

Mbotela has been receiving treatment at the hospital since October 29.

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“The medical bills have to be cleared upon discharge. Any assistance given towards offsetting this bill will be highly appreciated,” read the statement from the hospital, which revealed that the veteran can now continue with homecare treatment.

Born in 1940 in Mombasa, Mambo Mbotela is Popular known for his “Je Huu ni Ungwana?” program and show that used to air on both state-owned KBC Radio Taifa and KBC TV.

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He started his career at Voice of Kenya (VoK), which is now the now Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) in 1964.

There is no doubt that Mbotela has had a long, successful and memorable career in the media industry, but perhaps most memorable day in his career was in August 1 1982 during the attempted coup.

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At gunpoint, Mbotela was forced to announce on a state broadcaster that the President Daniel Moi’s government had been overthrown.

He has stayed in the Media industry for more than 45 years now.

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