Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok is recovering at the Nairobi Hospital after suffering mild stroke.
According to sources that have spoken to the Star, Nanok was rushed to the facility on Monday last week after complaining of abdominal pains and facial weakness.
Nanok is said to have left the county on Monday last week headed for Nairobi for an official function but developed complications mid-flight and he was rushed to hospital.
“He left here in good condition and there were no signs of sickness. On arrival in Nairobi, we were informed he had developed a situation and had to be admitted at Nairobi Hospital,” the source is quoted by the Star as saying.
The source adds: “An endoscopy was done and an MRI scan. He was immediately put on physiotherapy as it was suspected to be a mild stroke on the left side of his face.”
The publication reports that the governor’s communication team did not deny or confirm the reports indicating that one of his communication directors said he was not aware of the incident.
Another source said Nanok’s team had not been notified about what was ailing the governor.
A Council of Governors member who spoke to the Star said there was no cause for alarm as the governor was in good condition and recuperating well.
Meanwhile, the governor has seemed to deny the Star’s report.