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Updates On Raila’s Covid-19 Condition

Shadrack Olaka

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Photo: Former prime minister Raila Odinga

Raila Odinga the ODM leader has been found testing positive for Covid-19.

The leader in a statement he gave on Thursday, told Kenyans in general that Covid-19 isn’t a fiction but real and has urged all the people to observe all the measures given by the Ministry of Health.

He said in a written statement that in the evening he received an update from the doctors who have been conducting several and very complicated tests on him for the last two days. He particularly explained that while the tests were numerous, one crucial p result which he permitted the doctors to announce publicly is that he has been found exposed to Covid-19.

In addition, he said that despite the fact that he feels energetic and in good to to go after being admitted in the hospital a few days, he has agreed with his doctors to take a mandatory quarantine to isolate himself.

Dr David Olunya who’s a doctor in the Nairobi Hospital also confirmed in a statement that the former prime minister has the SARS-CoV-2.

The doctor said that Raila is responding well to the treatment they are giving him at the Nairobi Hospital.

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Raila Odinga earlier had thanked all Kenyans in general through his tweeter handle for the overwhelming support of wishing him a quick recovery and said that he was recovering well.

Odinga’s personal doctor and a consultant neurosurgeon Mr. Oluoch Olunya yesterday, in a statement said that Raila checked himself in at the Hospital for a routine check-up.

Raila’s elder brother Oburu Odinga yesterday said there were no sign of Covid-19 on Raila because they were together. That he has no any signs of cough and noticed that he didn’t have chest pains. It was just general joints pains and exhaustion.

The Ministry of Health in their latest update on Thursday evening reported that the country had registered 829 new cases of Covid-19 as the country experiences a third wave of the pandemic.

These new cases were found from a 6,239 sample size taken in the last 24 hours, which is a testing positivity rate of about 13.2 per cent.

Kenya’s caseload now stands at 111,185 out of the 1,352,126 tests done since the month of March in the year 2020 when the first case was reported.

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