Governor Joho reveals Raila’s health status after surgery in Dubai

Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho on Friday updated the country on ODM leader Raila Odinga’s health after undergoing surgery in a German Hospital.

Despite concerns among Kenyans about Raila’s health, Governor Joho said the ODM leader is doing well.

“This morning I had the opportunity to speak to my party leader. I feel happy and encouraged that he is progressing really well. The fraternity of the Orange Democratic Movement continue to pray for our leader,” Joho said.

Raila was airlifted to the UAE for a minor back surgery on Sunday.
The 75-year old politician was admitted in a German Hospital in Dubai.

According to Raila’s brother Dr Oburu Oginga, “the Germans have a good hospital facility in the Arabian country where he’s being monitored.”

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Joho said he believes Raila will be back in Kenya after a short time as the treatment is progressing well.

He urged Kenyans to pray for him until his return.

“We should continue to stay strong, pray for him. Even our leaders are still human beings, sometimes they have to be tested, sometimes they have to be sick and get treated.” Joho said through a video.

“Sometimes they have to deal with the issues that every human being goes through. The best we could do now is to pray for them,” he said.

“Our leader is strong, he is doing very well and soon he shall land back in Kenya and continue with ensuring we achieve our agenda,” Joho said.

When Raila travelled out of the country, there were speculations that he had gone to China for treatment.

However, this notion was dismissed by his brother, who said China was not a viable option.

“He’s not in China. The last time he was there was in November last year before the coronavirus pandemic. Right now, if you want to go there, you must be ready for a 14-day military quarantine. That’s not tenable, so there is no way he could have gone there,” Oburu said.

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