It is dangerous to fail saving the life of a prominent person in Kenya. Doctors Aineah Muzugane and Erick Oduor have been physically assaulted after they failed to conduct a minor surgery on the backbone of retired President Daniel Arap Moi.
The two were confronted by gun-wielding soldiers inside their operating rooms, verbally assaulted and threatened by close family members of the retired President.
“We have been assaulted by unknown people who were demanding immediate healing of Mzee Moi. The operation was unsuccessful and we referred Mzee Moi to another hospital abroad but his family did not take it lightly. Our lives are now in danger after the incident” a worried Doctor Muzugane stated.
The former President has been taken to hospital several times for routine examinations, the last time being on October 13.
On March 11, 2018, the former President left the country for Israel, having been booked for a knee check-up.
The problem with his knee began on July 30, 2006 after he was involved in an accident in Limuru.
Mr Moi was then travelling to Kabarak from Machakos, where he had presided over a graduation ceremony at Scott Theological College.
On January 27, 2017 the former president underwent a minor knee surgery at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi.