Former Head of State Daniel Toroitich arap Moi is back at the comfort of his home in Kabarnet gardens in Nairobi after he was given a clean bill of health by doctors at the Nairobi Hospital.

Moi, 94, was admitted to the hospital on December 12 in what his communication team said was a routine checkup.

In a follow-up statement released on Monday, the former president’s press secretary, Lee Njiru, said Moi had been discharged after he was treated for a bout of flu, which doctors attributed to the current weather conditions.

“Mzee was released after his medical team, led by his physician Dr David Silverstein, gave him a clean bill of health following the check-ups,” Njiru said.

“His physician Dr. David Silverstein said doctors had examined and closely observed the former president for the days of his admission and added that they had treated him for a bout of flu which he blamed on the chilly weather conditions now being experienced.”

Lee Njiru added, “Mzee Moi has thanked Kenyans for their prayers.”

The press secretary further indicated that on Sunday, President Uhuru Kenyatta drove to the hospital to wish Mr Moi a quick recovery.

Njiru noted that Moi’s physician said the former president was responding well to treatment but needed time to rest.

In March this year, Moi was admitted to Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv, Israel, for a medical check-up, with his office saying a previous knee injury had been causing him some discomfort.

Moi’s problem with his knee began on July 30, 2006, after his Range Rover collided with a pick-up truck at the Rukuma Viewpoint in Limuru.