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Day Former President Kenyatta Went Into Three Day Coma In Mombasa

On one occasion, Mzee Jomo reportedly fell into a 3-day coma while at his Mombasa Tiririka Residence where he was pushed to host state meetings against his doctor's orders. This incident sparked off a fierce jostling for power within government and the ruling party Kanu. It involved the then politicians Mbiyu Koinange, Njoroge Mungai, Tom Mboya and Attorney-General Charles Njonjo.

The former Jomo Kenyatta Presidential press unit information officer Lee Njiru said, "This critical day, he had lunch will all the Kenyan envoys abroad. This was at State House, Mombasa. I could see the concern of the envoys as Mzee’s speech was a worrying incoherent stutter," Njiru narrated.

Njiru believed this to be a clear portrayal of how Mzee's so-called close allies had left him all alone the moment his health failed him. The former press unit information officer maintained his view that had Koinange, Mahihu or Gitau would cancelled the Msambweni function, Kenyatta’s life would have been saved or at least prolonged. Sometime at the end of April 1968, former President Jomo Kenyatta suffered a heart attack at his Bamburi home in Mombasa.

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