Following ODM leader Raila Odinga’s ill health, and further revelation of a positive test for Covid-19, Deputy President William Ruto has penned a message to him.
Alluding to a verse in the bible, the DP encouraged the opposition leader that just like he has always overcome other battles, this too would just come and go.
“To Raila Odinga, former PM, Isaiah 53 versus 5 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,” he encouraged.
The DP reassured Odinga that the whole nation was solidly behind him with prayers of a quick recovery.
His sentiments were further reiterated by Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria who prayed for him and wished him a quick recovery too.
“On behalf of all Covid-19 survivors, I wish you quick recovery and pray that you bounce back so you work to emancipate the hustlers from the shackles of selfish interests,” Kuria stated.
The AU special envoy was admitted to the Nairobi hospital on March 9, 2021, after complaining of fatigue and general body weakness.
His personal doctor David Oluoch Olunya later on Thursday confirmed that Raila was suffering from SARS-2 COVID19.
“He is responding well to the treatment at the Nairobi Hospital and remains upbeat. We are continuing to monitor his progress,” Dr. Oluoch said.
He was later advised to take a bed rest while on self-isolation for a number of days while the doctors monitor his health.
Odinga also assured his followers that he was in good shape and would go on self-quarantine.
“I take this opportunity to thank the medical personnel for days of very meticulous work they have done to arrive at the diagnosis,” he stated as he also urged Kenyans to follow the Ministry of Health protocols.