ODM leader Raila Odinga checked into Nairobi Hospital yesterday for a series of tests.
Raila reportedly complained of fatigue when he returned from a grueling five-day tour of the Coast region where he had drummed up support for the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).
“He checked in for a complete series of tests because he has been on a countrywide tour from Turkana to Narok to Busia and Coast region without rest. The doctors have advised that he takes complete rest as they continue to run tests,” his spokesman Dennis Onyango said.
He said doctors advised Raila to go for two-weeks isolation but clarified Covid-19 was not detected in any of the tests done.
Onyango added that Raila was also due for his annual check-up conducted every March.
By last evening, doctors were waiting for his liver test results and were yet to decide whether to release Raila or put him on bed rest.
News of Raila’s health concerns emerged on the day some people were pushing for Baringo Senator Gideon Moi to succeed Uhuru.
When President Uhuru Kenyatta paraded pro-BBI party leaders at State House on February 25, many were left wondering why Kanu boss Gideon Moi read the statement.
Apart from Gideon, President Kenyatta was joined by Raila, ANC chief Musalia Mudavadi, Ford Kenya boss Moses Wetang’ula and Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu of Narc in thanking counties for passing the BBI Bill.