Wakenya wenzangu, Thank you for the overwhelming messages of goodwill. I’m feeling much, much, better now and following doctors’ orders. Asanteni!” he tweeted.
Yesterday, Raila’s personal doctor Oluoch Olunya, in a statement, said he checked himself at the Nairobi Hospital in for a routine check-up.
“Raila needed to have some check-up. He is still undergoing further investigations with a team of doctors and has been advised to take a rest,” said Dr Olunya, a consultant neurosurgeon.
He added: “We are continuing to monitor his condition and no doubt he will be able to address the country in due course. He is in good spirits.”
The doctor’s statement put to rest speculation about Raila’s health after he was not seen in public on Tuesday, to commemorate the third anniversary of the Handshake with President Uhuru Kenyatta.
“Raila walked in for routine medical tests at the Nairobi Hospital on March 9 after feeling some fatigue. He has had a rigorous campaign and needed to have some check-up,” explained Dr Olunya.
Raila’s elder brother Oburu Odinga and his personal assistant Dennis Onyango said he was out of danger.
Oburu said that Raila had complained of fatigue and joints pain before he sought treatment.
“Raila is indisposed from fatigue and having some joint pains, there is nothing serious. The medical tests have been done, the Covid-19 test result has not come out,” he said.
He added, “There was no sign of it because we were together. He has no signs of cough or others. We noticed he did not have pains in the chest, it is general joints pains and fatigue.”
Mr Onyango said the ODM leader was admitted to the hospital for further check-up.
In the latest update Thursday evening the Ministry of Health reported that
Kenya had registered 829 new cases of Covid-19 cases as the country stares at a third wave of Covid-19 pandemic.
The new cases were from a sample size of 6,239 tested in the past 24 hours, a testing positivity rate of 13.2 per cent.
The country’s caseload now stands at 111,185 out of 1,352,126 tests conducted since March last year when the first case was registered.