National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential candidate Raila Odinga has assured his supporters and the country that there is nothing to worry about his health, moments after being discharged from a Mombasa hospital where he was admitted on Sunday evening.
"I am as fit as a fiddle. I have been discharged to go to Nairobi to continue with my campaigns.”
"I had stomach pains, which have since disappeared after getting treatment," Odinga said during a press briefing after being discharged.
Raila’s advisor Salim Lone said that Odinga arrived at the Moi International Airport in Mombasa from Kilifi in company of co-principals Kalonzo Musyoka, Musalia Mudavadi, Moses Wetang’ula and Mombasa governor Ali Hassan Joho when he suddenly fell ill.
Medical officers at Mombasa Hospital said that the former Prime Minister was taken straight to the emergency wing where he received treatment for suspected food poisoning.
Odinga’s spokesman Dennis Onyango said Raila was taken off the airplane on his way to Nairobi after Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho realized he was unwell.
“Governor Joho provided doctors ... they will carry out the tests before (Odinga) possibly being flown to Nairobi,” Onyango said.
Raila had for the better part of Sunday spent his time campaigning for his presidential bid in Kilifi County accompanied by other NASA leaders.
This is not the first time the Orange Democratic leader has been admitted to the hospital for food poisoning. In April, Odinga was similarly admitted at Karen Hospital, but was treated and discharged.