Raila Odinga, the former Prime Minister of Kenya and head of opposition has tested positive for Covid-19 at a hospital in Nairobi.
The family said Mr Raila was admitted to The Nairobi Hospital Tuesday after developing “fatigue”.
In a statement to newsrooms, his personal doctor David Olunya said: “Following my letter of the 10th of March 2021, we have confirmed that Rt. Hon. Odinga has SARS-2 Covid-19.”
“He is responding well to the treatment he is receiving at The Nairobi Hospital and remains upbeat. We are continuing to monitor his progress,” Dr Olunya added.
The former prime minister issued a statement on Thursday saying he had received a briefing from doctors who had conducted numerous tests on him. “While the tests were several, one important result, which I have authorized the doctors to make public is that I have been found to have been exposed to Covid-19.
Wakenya wenzangu,— Raila Odinga (@RailaOdinga) March 10, 2021
Thank you for the overwhelming messages of goodwill.
I’m feeling much much better now and following doctors orders.
“Despite the fact that I feel strong and in good shape after a few days in hospital, I have agreed with my doctors to undertake the mandatory quarantine,” he said.
While thanking the medical personnel for their service, Mr Raila urged Kenyans to acknowledge that COVID-19 was real.
Mr Raila said despite the fact that he felt strong and in good shape after a few days in hospital, he had agreed with his doctors to undertake the mandatory quarantine.