Sonko airlifts former Citizen TV host Kimani Mbugua to Mombasa rehab

muloozi Daniel
muloozi Daniel

Former Citizen TV reporter Kimani Mbugua has been airlifted to a rehabilitation center in Mombasa by former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.

In an earlier interview, Sonko had promised to move Kimani to a rehab facility where boxing queen Conjestina Achieng is currently receiving treatment.

Yesterday, we managed to airlift former Citizen TV journalist Kimani Mbugua to Mombasa Rehabilitation and Empowerment Centre for further treatment as promised earlier during the Oga Obina interview. Let’s pray for him. I’m 100% sure he’ll be OK,” Sonko posted.

In May 2024, Sonko and Mbugua’s father visited Kimani Mbugua at Mathare Hospital, where the journalist was undergoing several check-ups.

Sonko detailed this visit on Twitter, stating, “I visited Mathare Hospital along with Oga Obinna and the family of Kimani Mbugua to check on their recovery progress. We were warmly welcomed by the team of doctors attending to them, who updated us on their progress. We had a good time together with Kimani Mbugua, reminiscing about past interviews and discussing his current struggles.”

Sonko emphasized his plan to transfer the young journalist, who has been battling mental health issues, from Mathare to the Mombasa Women Rehabilitation Center. He believes that a change of environment would aid in Kimani’s recovery.

Kimani Mbugua has already given a lot to the world through his work, and it is our time to give back hope, love, and care. We were highly impressed by the services of the entire hospital leadership; it is a very good hospital with qualified and professional healthcare workers. Therefore, even if we transfer them to Mombasa, it will only be for the purpose of changing the environment, which can also greatly contribute to the patient’s recovery. That’s why I decided, together with the family, to transfer them to the Mombasa Women Rehabilitation Center where Conjestina Achieng is, to see if they will change for good,” Sonko said.

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