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Simeon Nyachae Admitted to the ICU

Former Cabinet minister Simeon Nyachae has been taken to the Nairobi Hospital Intensive Care Unit after falling ill a week ago.

According to sources close to The Star,said the veteran politician had been checked into the hospital after he apparently tripped and fell at home.

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While at the hospital, Mr Nyachae complained of severe chest pains and was immediately rushed to the ICU for closer monitoring.

His son, Charles Nyachaei, a judge at the East African Court of Justice, confirmed that his Dad was diagnosed with a chest infection.

The former chairman of the defunct Constitution Implementation Commission was, however, did not divulge into the details of the illness, citing family confidentiality.

“What I can tell you is that he complained of chest pains and was put in ICU,” he told the Star.

When pressed further, Ayako said his father was still under medical observation and that doctors were carrying out further tests to establish the cause of the infection.

“It is doctors who decided that he gets more tests, otherwise Mzee is out of danger,” he said.

A chest infection is usually an infection of the lungs or airways, which can lead to difficulties in breathing.

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The main types of chest infection are bronchitis and pneumonia. Most bronchitis cases are caused by viruses, whereas most pneumonia cases are due to bacteria.

Although the former CIC boss was categorical that the former minister had been moved from the ICU, the Star established that the elderly politician was still under round-the-clock monitoring by doctors.

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