Raila discharged from hospital, says he is okay

Raila discharged from hospital, says he is okay
Raila Odinga after being discharged from Mombasa Hospital

Raila Odinga has been discharged from Mombasa Hospital where he was taken after falling ill at the airport.

The National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential candidate told media that doctors said he was dehydrated but is now okay and will be heading back to Nairobi to continue with political campaigns.

Earlier, NASA Secretariat CEO Norman Magaya told Citizen Digital on the phone that Odinga was hospitalised at a Mombasa hospital, around 6:45pm, before he could board a flight back to Nairobi after feeling slightly unwell.

Following the health scare, at first suspected to be food poisoning, Mombasa residents and leaders flocked the hospital.

But Odinga’s adviser quickly dispatched a statement to newsrooms with re-assurances that the NASA leader was in a stable condition and had only sought medical attention as a precaution.

“Mr Odinga feels quite comfortable and is being examined by a doctor at Mombasa Hospital.  The doctor feels that there is absolutely no cause for alarm. There is absolutely no reason for anyone to worry about Mr Odinga’s health,” said Lone.

Lone, in the statement, said Odinga became unwell when he was at the Mombasa International Airport awaiting his flight back to Nairobi.

“His colleagues with him, including Mr Kalonzo Musyoka, Musalia Mudavadi, Moses Wetangula and Senator James Orengo decided that it was best that a doctor examined him before Mr Odinga took the flight to Nairobi,” said Lone.

“Mr Odinga himself felt that there was no need for this but he was persuaded by his colleagues that it was best to not travel at this time.”

Raila Odinga after being discharged from Mombasa Hospital


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