African Union envoy and ODM Party leader Raila Odinga is currently on bed rest after undergoing a successful minor procedure on his back.
While taking to his social media pages to give an update on the former Prime Minister’s health, ODM’s Director of Communications Philip Etale revealed that Mr Odinga was recuperating well and would be back to the country soon.
The Odinga family spokesperson Dr Oburu Odinga had on June 24 confirmed that the ODM chief had checked into a German facility in Dubai for a less serious health condition.
“Jakom is out of the country for a minor surgical operation on his back. It is not a serious health issue but just a minor one. So he is okay. The Germans have a good hospital facility in the Arabian country where he is being monitored,” said the member of East African Legislative Assembly.
Dr Oburu dismissed earlier reports that Mr Odinga had been secretly flown to China for cancer-related treatment, insisting that the Covid- 19 restrictions in the Asian country were not tenable for travel
“He is not in China. The last time he was there I think was in December last year before the Coronavirus pandemic. Right now, if you want to get there, you must be ready for a 14-day quarantine. That is not tenable so there is no way he could have gone there,” he added.