Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga tests positive for COVID-19

Kenyan veteran politician and former-Prime Minister | Courtesy Photo

A Kenyan veteran opposition leader, and former Prime Minister Raila Amolo Odinga has tested positive for COVID-19, his personal doctors confirmed in a statement.

“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 recciving at The Nairobi Hospital and remains upbeat. We are continuing to monitor his progress,” said a Consultant Neurosurgeon, David L. Oluach-Olunya.

Odinga, 76, has been a mainstay of Kenyan politics since the 1980s, and remains hugely popular despite losing four shots at the presidency.