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Revealed: Why Mukhtar has bullet still lodged in head

Charles Ronald
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Ex Garissa finance CEC Idriss Mukhtar. [Source/Idriss Mukhtar]

Former Garissa finance CEC Idriss Mukhtar was last year in October airlifted to India for specialised treatment after he was shot in the head.

Mr Mukhtar had been hospitalised at Nairobi Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit with a bullet lodged in his head after he was shot on August 19.

The doctors in India, however, did not remove the bullet and the former Garissa Finance Executive is still in a coma.

According to nation.co.ke, the doctors said it was too risky to remove the bullet adding that they did all they could but his condition remained the same.

The medics in India advised Mr Mukhtar’s family that at the moment, home-based care would be the best option for his health.

The family brought him back to Kenya on January 21 and they have been taking care of him at home.

A relative of Mr Mukhtar, who spoke on condition of anonymity to nation.co.ke due to the sensitivity of the matter, said Mr Mukhtar is receiving treatment at home.

The relative said they have converted one of his rooms into an intensive care unit, complete with an adjustable bed, a suction machine, and heart rate and blood pressure monitors, among other devices.

“We have hired two ICU nurses: one for the day and one for the night. We have also hired a physiotherapist for daily sessions and engaged a doctor who can advise in case there are any breathing complications.”

“We are buying all the drugs. The medics gave us a list of what is required, and it is very expensive. But there is no option,” added the relative as quoted by nation.co.ke.

The former Garissa CEC was shot in the head and left for dead outside a hotel in Kileleshwa, Nairobi last year.

The police said that Mr Mukhtar had gone for prayers at a nearby mosque and was leaving for his house when he was attacked by a gunman who shot him at close range in the head before escaping without stealing anything from him.

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