Lawyer Cliff Ombeta is hospitalized at Nairobi Hospital after he suffered a heart attack.

On Saturday morning Ombeta shared via his Twitter account that the heart attack was occasioned by cholesterol.

He shared a photo of himself bedridden at a high dependency unit (HDU).

"I was admitted at the Nairobi Hospital after suffering an attack. Doctors said that the chest pains were caused by cholesterol. Can you believe that? Yes, it is true," Ombeta said.

Ombeta had been sharing his weight loss journey with followers on social media and revealed that he had lost 9 kilograms.

Healthy Lifestyle

According to WebMD people with high cholesterol can develop fatty deposits in their blood vessels. Eventually, these deposits grow, making it difficult for enough blood to flow through your arteries.

Sometimes, those deposits can break suddenly and form a clot that causes a heart attack or stroke.

Doctors indicate that high cholesterol can be inherited or emerge as a result of an unhealthy lifestyle.

Experts, further advice people to have a healthy diet, regular exercise and medication to help reduce and curb high cholesterol.