FIRST Republican President Dr. Kenneth David Kaunda was yesterday morning admitted to a Lusaka Hospital for a routine medical checkup.
This is according to a press statement issued by Dr. Kaunda’s, Senior Executive Officer – Protocol, Cheswa Silwizya, who is also his daughter.
“First Republican President, Dr Kenneth David Kaunda, was yesterday morning admitted to a Lusaka hospital for a routine medical checkup. He will remain there for a few days. Doctors looking after the First President have recommended that he undergoes a checkup following a very busy local and international schedule during the past three months.” She said.
Ms Silwizya said apart from his daily schedule at home, Dr Kaunda was a special guest of the Namibian Government at the 25th Anniversary of Independence on March 21, 2015, which coincided with the inauguration of that country’s new President, His Excellency Dr Hage Geingob. This was followed by another trip last week to Johannesburg, South Africa to attend a three-day meeting of The Champions for an AIDS-Free Generation.
Ms. Cheswa Silwizya assured the nation that there was no need for Zambians to be worried.
“Dr Kaunda will be turning 91 years old on Tuesday, April 28,, 2015 and his doctors and family want to ensure that he remains in good health and fully rested. The Office of the First President and his family, wish to assure the nation that Dr Kaunda’s hospitalization is purely precautionary given his age. Your prayers and concern are appreciated.”
In February, 2015, Dr. Kaunda was admitted to Lusaka Trust Hospital for an unknown illness and in 2014; Dr. Kaunda was also admitted to the Lusaka Trust Hospital after he complained of fatigue.