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Veteran journalist Mambo Mbotela pleads for help to pay Sh1.1 million hospital bill

Veteran Radio presenter Leonard Mambo Mbotela is appealing for help from well-wishers to pay medical bill that has accrued to Sh1,205,498.78 as of today (Friday, November 13).

Mbotela has been receiving treatment at the Nairobi South Hospital since October 29 when he was admitted, and was due for discharge today.

In a statement seen by TV47 Digital, the hospital says that Mbotela is recuperating well.

“The medical bills have to be to be cleared upon discharge. Any assistance given towards offsetting this bill will be highly appreciated,” read the statement from the hospital, which revealed that the veteran can now continue with homecare treatment.

Born in 1940 in Mombasa, Mambo Mbotela is Popular known for his “Je Huu ni Ungwana?” program and show that used to air on both state-owned KBC Radio Taifa and KBC TV.

He started his career at Voice of Kenya (VoK), which is now the now Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) in 1964.

There is no doubt that Mbotela has had a long, successful and memorable career in the media industry, but perhaps most memorable day in his career was in August 1 1982 during the attempted coup.

At gunpoint, Mbotela was forced to announce on a state broadcaster that the President Daniel Moi’s government had been overthrown.

He has stayed in the Media industry for more than 45 years now.

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