Veteran radio presenter Leonard Mambo Mbotela has been discharged from The Nairobi South Hospital after President Uhuru Kenyatta settled his bill.
President Uhuru gave out 1 million shillings while the remaining amount was settled by a contribution from Kenyan well-wishers.
Mbotela, famous for hisJe, Huu ni Ungwana?segments both on KBC Channel 1 and on Radio Taifa will now undergo home care treatment.
He has been receiving treatment at the Nairobi South Hospital for the last two weeks.
According to the hospital’s Human Resource Manager Stephen Mutavi, Mbotela has been at the facility since October 29 but having recuperated he was to be discharged on November 13, and needed help to offset a Sh1.1 million bill.
[Former K24 News anchor Ahmed Juma Bhalo (left) with radio presenter Leornard Mambo Mbotela. Photo/courtesy].
The medical bill has accumulated to Ksh.1, 105,498.78 as at Friday.
A year earlier, Mbotela had hinted about the struggles veteran personalities face as he bemoaned how football legend Joe Kadenge was treated.
Mbotela joined the Voice of Kenya [VoK) now Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) in 1964.