Former President of the Republic of Kenya Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi has been discharged from hospital.

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Moi's discharge was confirmed by his press secretary Lee Njiru as tweeted by NTV Kenya.

The country's second President was taken to the Nairobi Hospital a few days ago after falling sick. His admission to hospital created a public alarm over his health.

According to his handlers, the former president was taken to the Nairobi Hospital after developing 'breathing issues'

The retired president's press secretary lashed out at the barrage of coverage that met revelations that Moi had been taken to hospital, saying the news reports had been blown out of proportion.

Moi served for over 20 years as the president of Kenya after taking over from former president Jomo Kenyatta who died in his sleep.

He was removed from power in 2002 thanks to the National Rainbow Coalition (NARC) wave led by Raila Odinga and Mwai Kibaki.

Public opinion is divided on the rule of the former president. There are those who see him as a dictator who committed gross human rights violations but there are those who credit him with economic development and growth.

He had a stint as a teacher before venturing into politics.

In 1982, he survived an attempt to topple him from power through a military coup.

During his presidential stint, the Kenya African National Union (KANU) became a force to reckon with in Kenyan politics.