Raila Odinga’s daughter Winnie Odinga has refuted claims that her father is hospitalized. The claims, which have been circulating on social media, were sparked by a photo of Odinga looking frail that was posted online.
Winnie Odinga took to Twitter to dispel the rumours, saying that her father is “doing well” and “in good spirits.” She also said that he is “not in any hospital.”
The photo that sparked the rumours was taken during a recent meeting between Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta. In the photo, Odinga is seen sitting in a wheelchair and looking thin. However, Winnie Odinga said that her father is simply “tired” and that he is “undergoing some routine medical tests.”
Odinga, who is 77 years old, has been in the public eye for decades. He is a former Prime Minister of Kenya and a leading figure in the opposition. He is also the father of current presidential candidate, Raila Odinga Jr.
The rumors about Odinga’s health have been circulating for several weeks. However, Winnie Odinga’s statement is the first official response from the Odinga family.
In her tweet, Winnie Odinga urged Kenyans to “ignore the lies” about her father’s health. She said that Odinga is “doing well” and that he is “looking forward to meeting Kenyans on the campaign trail.”
The rumors about Odinga’s health come at a sensitive time. Odinga is currently campaigning for president in the upcoming elections. The elections are scheduled to be held on August 9, 2023.
It is unclear who is behind the rumors about Odinga’s health. However, some political analysts believe that the rumors are being spread by Odinga’s opponents in an attempt to damage his campaign.
Despite the rumors, Odinga’s campaign has continued. He has held several rallies in recent weeks and has met with a number of political leaders.
It remains to be seen how the rumors about Odinga’s health will affect his campaign. However, Winnie Odinga’s statement has allayed some concerns about Odinga’s health.