Kenya: Ruto Wishes Raila a Speedy Recovery As He Tests Positive for Covid-19


Deputy President William Ruto was among the first leaders in the country to wish Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga quick recovery after he tested positive for Covid-19.

The DP on Thursday night took to Twitter and quoted the Bible to wish Mr Odinga quick recovery.

To @RailaOdinga, former PM, Isaiah 53v5 by Jesus stripes comes healing. You have fought many battles, you have always demonstrated courage and bravery. This too you will overcome. Quick recovery my friend. The nation is praying.

– William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) March 11, 2021

Mr Odinga spent Thursday night in isolation at The Nairobi Hospital where he was admitted on Tuesday after developing “fatigue”, according to his family.

The ODM leader said in a statement on Thursday night that he felt “strong and in good shape” despite the Covid-19 diagnosis which was arrived at after “numerous and complicated tests”.

His doctor, David Oluoch Olunya, confirmed to the public on Thursday night that the veteran politician, 76, had tested positive for Covid-19.

“Following my letter of the 10th of March 2021, we have confirmed that Rt. Hon. Odinga has SARS-2 Covid-19. He is responding well to the treatment he is receiving… and remains upbeat. We are continuing to monitor his progress,” his personal doctor, said in a statement to newsrooms.

Coronavirus has so far claimed 1,899, according to Health Ministry statistics.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe on Wednesday confirmed that there is a third wave, with the Council of Governors asking Mr Kenyatta to impose a 30-day ban on all political gatherings in his address today (Friday).



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