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BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,13TH NOV 2020– Veteran Radio presenter Leonard Mambo Mbotela on Friday, November 13, appealed to Kenyans to help him offset a hospital bill of Ksh1.1 million.
In a letter signed by Human Resource Manager, Stephen Mutavi, the Nairobi South Hospital stated that the journalist had been admitted on October 29, 2020 at the facility.
Mutavi indicated that the medical bills that had been accumulated stood at Ksh1,105,498.78 and had to be cleared upon discharge.
“He is due for discharge on Friday 12th November 2020 as per the doctor’s recommendation to continue with homecare treatment,” reads the letter.
“Any assistance given towards offsetting this bill will be highly appreciated.”
The journalist’s career spans more than five decades, having joined Voice of Kenya (VoK), now Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC), in 1964.
He hosts one of the oldest shows, je huu ni ugwana, until today.
The 79-year-old retired in the late 90’s but came back on air on both KBC TV and radio.
Mbotela’s appeal came weeks after Inspector Mwala actor and Radio citizen presenter Munai General urged Kenyans to help him offset a Ksh2.5million medical bill at the hospital.
Munai is said to have been admitted at Aga Khan hospital a month ago after he was involved in a road accident along Murang’a road in Nairobi County.
“Munai General alias Abdi was involved in a road accident, his medical bills have exceeded his medical cover. We’re appealing to raise Ksh2.5 million to offset the excess on the medical cover,” reads a widely circulated poster.