Raila Odinga admitted to Nairobi Hospital, awaiting Covid-19 test results

ODM party leader Raila Odinga has been admitted to the Nairobi Hospital, his brother Oburu Odinga has confirmed.

The former Prime Minister is reported to have gone to the hospital yesterday where he was checked after which he left for his Karen residence.

ODM leader Raila Odinga. (Denish Ochieng, Standard)

However, he is reported to have been driven back to the same hospital this morning where he has been put under observation with doctors expected to conduct further tests to determine his condition.

He was reportedly complaining of fatigue and body aches.

Oburu Odinga: From what I observed I could not see any signs of Covid. [David Njaaga,Standard]

Oburu said Raila took a COVID-19 test but the results were yet to be released.

“The medical test results on COVID had not come out by the time I left last night, but from what I observed I could not see any signs of COVID,” said Oburu.

“He doesn’t have any pains on the chest or any cough, or anything like that. It was just general fatigue of the body and some joint pains. That is what I could see. But I am not a doctor,” he added.

Oburu dismissed speculations that Raila was advised by his medical team not to go on the Coastal tour he took last week.

“There was no such advice. He was feeling quite fine,” he said.

Raila spokesperson Dennis Onyango also confirmed to The Standard that the former premier was at the hospital and his personal doctor would issue a statement later in the day.

In June last year, Raila went on a three-week medical trip to Dubai where he underwent minor hip surgery.

His illness sparked speculation among Kenyans forcing him to get back in the country secretly.

His handlers said he did not want his arrival to attract any form of crowds hence the low-key return on the night of July 12. He was picked up from the Presidential Pavilion and driven to his residence.

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