JUBA – South Sudan vice-president Hussein Abdelbaggi has been flown to the Kenyan capital Nairobi after suffering from a heart diseases complicated by high blood pressure, according to a media official at the presidency.
“General Hussein Abdelbaggi has surprisingly became sick. He has now been taken to Nairobi, Kenya because of that sickness and he is receiving medication and every will hopefully be OK,” the official said.
The media official who spoke to Sudans Post on condition of anonymity this morning however did not mention what Abdelbaggi was suffering from, and only referred to his sickness as short.
“It is a short illness that will go away in the next few days. He also chose to go to Nairobi because he has relative and family members that he would like to see as well. So, I can said it is a short illness,” he said.
Another source in Juba said the vice-president was flown to Kenya because he has a heart disease that has been with him for a long time. He said in 2020, Abdelbaggi traveled to Kenya three times in secret trips.
Hussein has previously been infected by COVID-19, the sickness that is associated with the novel coronavirus which has killed dozens of senior government and military officials in the world’s youngest country.