ODM Party leader Raila Odinga reveals that battling COVID-19 turned out to be the most difficult task for him.
“The last three weeks have been the most trying but reflective; most humbling but hopeful,” Raila said.
While declaring that he tested negative for COVID-19, Odinga said that his medical team and family support helped him beat the dreaded disease.
“I thank God for the healing, my medical team for their diligence and the ceaseless prayers from all of you. Mama Ida, my children and the larger Odinga family, I owe you!” Raila said.
Odinga tested positive for COVID-19 on March 11, 2021 at the Nairobi Hospital.
This was after he was taken ill due to complain of fatigue after his five day tour at the coast touting BBI to the residents.
“This evening, I received a briefing from the doctors who have conducted numerous and complicated tests on me for the last two days… 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,” Odinga said in a statement.
On March 14, 2021, Odinga was discharged to continue with self-isolation at home.
ODM on Wednesday announced his COVID-19 status, with Odinga meeting the party’s leadership to review “critical developments in the country.”
On Thursday morning, Odinga accompanied President Uhuru Kenyatta on an impromptu inspection of the Greenpark Bus Terminus in Nairobi.
Odinga acknowldged the many lives that the virus has taken, urging Kenyans not to relent in the battle.
“Unfortunately this virus has claimed the lives of our loved ones, frontline soldiers and it is still knocking on our doors. We should not give up! We are not about to give up! We shall overcome!”