Makueni governor Kivutha Kibwana is now recovering after undergoing a successful surgery which came about as a result of his frequent body aches.
“I thank the ALMIGHTY for my successful surgery, continuing recovery, and today 67 years of LIFE. Happy birthday to ALL my BIRTHMATES.” He wrote.
Prior to the surgery, Kivutha Kibwana complained of experiencing continuous headaches, pain in the legs, kidney, chest amongst other body organs.
“For a year or more I had not been feeling well. Imagine I skipped two annual medical check-ups! And yet signs of ill health persisted. I would complain the usual, “my whole body aches”. Wrote Kivutha Kibwana.
“Specifically, I had perennial pain in the chest, kidney region, arm and legs. With time, there was numbness in the right side of my body. I began to experience persistent headaches and generalized malaise. Scaling the stairs to my office became strenuous.” Added the Makueni boss.
According to the governor, he had previously discussed the symptoms with both the doctor and family. However, the doctor was somehow reluctant to offer medical attention because he was cautious about dealing with senior politicians.
“I discussed these symptoms with my spouse and doctor brother. Finally, I was prevailed upon to seek medical attention. We approached the most senior physician in Makueni County Referral Hospital.” He revealed.
Kivutha added: “Initially Dr. Mutiso was hesitant to examine me. On principle, he is cautious about dealing with high ranking politicians.”
Kivutha stated that the doctor only obliged after his brother explained that he had been previously operated at the Makindu Level 4 hospital or lymphoma – accumulated fat beneath the skin.
“Dr. Mutiso ordered necessary medical tests in our referral hospital and in Nairobi. One test had to be done in South Africa. He further decided that I needed thorough radiological examination. He sent me to Machakos Imaging Centre for MRI and CT SCAN examinations.
After the first radiological examination, Dr. Somba, the radiologist, called me back to confirm a finding. He repeated the MRI test, but with a “contrast” to have a clearer picture of something he had spotted.”