Former Kenyan president Daniel arap Moi has been admitted to the hospital following an automobile accident.

Mr. Moi was examined and released following the Saturday afternoon accident, but then readmitted to the hospital Saturday night. Mr. Moi's press secretary said the former president was undergoing further and more thorough checks. He gave no further details.

The vehicle in which Mr. Moi was riding was struck by a pickup truck near Limuru, about 35 kilometers northwest of Nairobi, as it traveled along the Nairobi - Nakuru highway.

Mr. Moi left office in 2002 after 24 years as Kenya's president.

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