ODM Leader Raila Odinga Back to the Hospital Raising Fears About His Health Status

Despite his frequent hospital visits of late, Raila's family has stood their ground that the leader is very okay and has no health problems that may trigger concern.

ODM Leader Raila Odinga Back to the Hospital Raising Fears About His Health Status
Raila Odinga in a past photo. [Source/ Courtesy]

For a third time in a span of less than a month, Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga's visit to the Nairobi Hospital has left Kenyans worried about his health status. 

Raila's recent visit on Monday evening becomes the third since around March 9 when he got admitted for a few days at the City hospital, before testing positive for the Covid-19 pandemic on March 11. 

Although the ex-Opposition leader's family and close aides have dismissed fears over Raila being unwell, terming the recent visits just but routine check-ups. 

Raila's recent photo at his home close to what appears like an oxygen concentrator left Kenyans questioning his well being.

Raila's recent photo that left Kenyans talking. [Source/ File]Since he contracted the pandemic, the leader has disappeared from the public limelight, on allegations that he is recovering at home.

The ODM principal reportedly contracted the virus after his four-day tour at the Coastal region, where he was drumming support for the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) campaign. 

Upon his return to Nairobi, he complained of some health complications leading to his brief hospitalization on March 9. Two days after the admission, he tested positive for the pandemic, with medics advising a home rest. 

Since his discharge, he has visited the facility twice, with his family denying that he is unwell and saying that the visits are just but mere check-ups with nothing calling for alarm. 

"He passed by the Nairobi Hospital for a normal check-up. He is not sick. He is very much okay," stated an anonymous source in reference to Odinga's latest visit.