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Paris: Kemoh Sesay’s health improves

By  | 13 April 2010 at 01:07 | 967 views

Contrary to wild rumours in Freetown and the rest of Sierra Leone about the "deteriorating" health condition of Hon. Alhaji Ibrahim Kemoh Sesay following a sudden attack in February this year that caused him to be flown out of the country for better medication, he is now getting better.

The former Transport and Aviation Minister himself confirmed his improved health to two of his party comrades who paid him a two-day visit in Paris, France where he is undergoing treatment.

“I am getting better now as compared to the days when I fell ill in Freetown up to the time I was flown to Senegal. At that time I was unable to talk, sit, walk, or get on a bed all by myself. But now, I say thanks to God Almighty, I can now talk, sit or get on a bed by myself. And the walking too is improving”, Alhaji Kemoh Sesay told his two visitors, Hon. Ibrahim Bundu, the Parliamentary Chief Whip and this reporter.

Kemoh Sesay, as he is popularly known, was full of praise for President Ernest Bai Koroma for what he described as his “brotherly moral and financial support since the attack and up to this time”. He added, “I can’t find adequate words to express my appreciation to my brother the President. He has demonstrated clearly to me that he is a brother and I pray that God Almighty protect and guide him in all his dealings”.

Asked whether he suspects any foul play on his present predicament, Kemoh said, “I believe in God Almighty and have tremendous faith that whatever befalls an individual has been destined by God, the Creator."

The visitors offered him words of encouragement and cited him examples of Sierra Leoneans who have suffered similar attacks, but with God’s help and their determination, were able to go through it and are toady major players in the development of the country.

Kemoh is now undergoing physiotherapy at the rehab centre under the watchful eyes of his wife and elder sister.


Ibrahim Kemoh Sesay, born in Port Loko, Port Loko District, is a leading politician from the ruling All People’s Congress (APC) political party. He is Sierra Leone’s former Minister of Transportation and Aviation. He had served as a member of parliament of Sierra Leone representing Port Loko District from 2002 until he was appointed Minister of Transportation by president Ernest Bai Koroma in October, 2007.

On August 4, 2008, the Office of the President of Sierra Leone announced that in view of the then investigations surrounding the unauthorized landing of a mysterious plane loaded with cocaine at the Lungi International Airport, President Ernest Bai Koroma had relieved him of his duties as Minister of Transport and Aviation. The decision was necessitated to facilitate investigations, according to State House.

Very reliable sources sand Kemoh himself have confirmed to this press that he has been cleared of all the allegations against him by a Freetown court but it remains to be seen whether he will be reappointed into a cabinet position by the president of Sierra Leone.

Photo: Kemoh Sesay (file photo).