Kenyan Opposition Leader, Raila Odinga Tests Positive for Covid-19

The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga and former Prime Minister has confirmed to have tested positive for Covid-19.

The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga and former Prime Minister has confirmed to have tested positive for Covid-19.

In a statement on Thursday, Raila urged Kenyans to observe all the stipulated measures and protocols to prevent the deadly virus.

“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,” he wrote.

He further added:

“Despite the fact that I feel strong and in good shape after a few days in the hospital, I have agreed with my doctors to undertake the mandatory quarantine.”

A statement by Nairobi Hospital’s Dr. David Olunya has also confirmed that the former premier has the SARS-CoV-2.

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Kenya has registered more than 111,000 infections so far and nearly 1,900 COVID19-related fatalities.

Nearly 80 000 people have recovered.

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