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Ida Odinga clears the air about Raila’s illness

Following a lot of speculation on the health of ODM leader Raila Odinga, his wife Ida Odinga came out to clear the air.

The family of Raila Odinga airlifted him to Dubai for surgery sometime last week. Reports claimed that the politician was in a critical condition. However, Ida Odinga refuted these claims.

She said that Raila Odinga is recovering well after his surgery in a German hospital in Dubai.

“He is in the United Arab Emirates – Dubai based International Hospital run by Germans. Doctors successfully treated him. He had a mild nerve disorder affecting one leg and not what people allege,” she said.

“Treat such rumors with utmost contempt and abhorrence. It’s not right to speculate on someone’s health,” Ida added.

Ida Odinga also said that the politician is doing much better. She checks up on him every hour.

Why they airlifted him to Dubai

Ida went ahead to explain that they chose to airlift Raila Odinga to the hospital in Dubai because he had better chances of fast recovery. She said that if he was at home, his recovery would be slow because family and friends would want to visit and talk to him.

“Had he been here, many people would be flocking the home to see him. Each visitor always wants at least to talk to him thus eating away into his recovery time,” she explained.

Ida also said that his doctors recommended that he has enough time to recover. She also said that they would charter a plane for him to come back once he recovers.

“You know that currently there are no commercial flights. This means that if he is to come back, we have to charter a plane, but that process will be kicked off once he fully recovers,” she said.

On 24th June, Raila’s brother, Dr. Oburu Odinga confirmed that the politician was indeed in Dubai for surgery.

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