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Oburu Opens Up, Speaks on How Thinly Raila Battled Against Covid at Nairobi Hospital

ODM leader Raila Odinga's situation was indeed very serious and his recovery from the Covid-19 virus miraculous, his elder brother Oburu Oginga has said.

The ex-Premier had been admitted at the Nairobi Hospital after complaining of fatigue, after which he was discharged. He tested negative on Wednesday.

Oburu, a member of the East African Legislative Assembly, on Saturday revealed that Raila's condition was very serious, to an extent of stating that he recovered by a whisker.

He spoke at the farewell service of departed Kiambaa MP, the late Paul Koinange, who lost his life after a battle the virus on Wednesday at the same facility where Raila had been receiving treatment.

“Raila was a close friend of our departed brother [Koinange]. Raila was with my brother in the hospital; suffering from the same disease. Both were battling for their lives. Fortunately, Raila recovered by a whisker and is now doing well," he is quoted by The Standard.

His remarks, however, differ from reports initially given by those close to the former Prime Minister, who said that he was steady and in good spirits.

Such include his personal doctor, who even said that Raila would address the nation a few days later.

"He is still undergoing some further investigations. 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,” his doctor, Consultant Neurosurgeon David Oluoch Olunya, had told the People Daily.

Initial details indicated that Raila had first sought treatment at a clinic at the Fifth Avenue Suites on Ngong' Road, Nairobi, before being advised to proceed to the bigger health facility for special attention.

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East African Legislative Assembly Koinange. Nairobi Hospital Paul Koinange Raila


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