ODM party leader Raila Odinga has been admitted to the Nairobi Hospital with general fatigue and body aches, his family has said.
Oburu Odinga – the former Prime Minister’s elder brother on Wednesday said there was no need for alarm.
Oburu claimed that as of Tuesday night when he left the hospital, the results of a medical test which included a Covid-19 test were not yet in.
While watering down claims that the ODM leader had contracted Covid-19, Oburu said the 2022 presidential hopeful had not exhibited any symptoms that pointed at a respiratory disease.
“I was there with him last night, but the medical tests had not come back on Covid-19 but from what I observed, he did not have breathing complications or chest pains, just general fatigue and body aches,” he said.
“Everyone falls sick, there is nothing to mourn about or be sad about because everyone falls sick, there is really nothing serious Raila’s admission to hospital,”
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.