Her absence from public limelight has led to speculation that former abrasive First Lady Mama Lucy died.
The 76 year old was known for imposing her authority and at one time forced the President Mwai Kibaki to hold a press to deny that he had another wife.
Little has been heard of the former First Lady towards the end of the reign of her husband.
Former President Mwai Kibaki press team shared this about the Lucy’s health:
"No alarm at all. It's merely a routine check-up, the kind your and my mother would routinely need to undergo from time to time. Remember, our mothers' health, given their age, cannot be the same as that of average high school girls. Thanks for asking and for the concern,"
"It is true the wife of the former president is here. In fact, she has been taken to the ICU," a hospital source told the Star on the phone yesterday.
Lucy Kibaki was known for her outlandish hairstyles and a stern face. She once attacked the Standard media house accompanied by her security details and proceeded to destroy equipments.
The no-nonsense Lucy has been admitted before to St Teresa after complaining of chest pains.