Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga has finally decided to speak on his illness. Speaking at an interview on NTV, the politician explained what made his family airlift him to Dubai for surgery.
The ODM leader explained that he experienced pain from the waist downwards. However, he noted that currently feels much better.The politician also revealed that at that time, he was suffering from Spinal Canal Stenosis.
Fortunately, he said that he can now perform most tasks that he used to do before he got ill.
Spinal Canal Stenosis
“I am feeling much better now. I was having bit of pain around my waist and going down my legs all the way to the foot. The doctors told me it was called Spinal Canal Stenosis,” he said.
“What they did for me when they took me to Dubai is a minor procedure called Lumbar decompression and fusion to ease that pain that was happening,” he added.
Normally, the Lumbar decompression procedure lasts for 2 to 7 hours. Thereafter, the patient needs ample time to recuperate.
“This morning, just to give an example, I have walked around a lap here and it is three kilometers and I was jogging part of the distance so I am getting fitter. Shortly I will get back to the gym,” Odinga said.
“There is not anything that I could do before that I cannot do now. I can do virtually everything. I am now good to go,”he added.
At the same interview Raila spoke on the weakness of parliament. He alleged that most Members of Parliament worship money. He also said that the love of money has had a negative impact on the youth.
The former Prime Minister pointed out that leaders at both the national and county level love money too much. He alleged that MPs ask for money before they agree to perform certain tasks.