Ailing former football sensation, Joe Kadenge has been moved from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) to a general ward, after the doctors were impressed with his recovery.
Kadenge was admitted at Nairobi Hospital last Wednesday after he suffered stroke when he learnt of the death of his daughter in the United States.
Buried while in ICU
Kadenge’s daughter was buried while his father was in the ICU battling for his life.
The legend’s brother John Anzara noted that the man popularly known with the ‘Kadenge na mpira’ phrase has taken giant steps in his recovery.
“He has been handled well by the doctors since he was admitted and now he is in good spirits. The doctor has told us that he will be discharged in the next few days,” said Mr Anzara.
ANC wades in
Meanwhile, Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader Musalia Mudavadi has appealed to the government to support Kenya’s ailing sports legends who cannot afford expensive medical care.
The NASA founder said the government, through the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF), can widen its scope to support more ailing sports legends who are not in a position to raise such hospital bills in the country.
Urged NHIF to foot bill
“I would like to appeal to NHIF to support more of our sports legends who cannot afford medical bills in the country which you all know is very expensive,” said Mr Mudavadi on Monday.
“Mr Kadenge is showing signs of recovery and this is good news. We wish him well and I wish to say that we will stand with the family at this trying time,” he said.