Raila Odinga, a well-known politician, and Kenya’s prime minister underwent surgery to drain cerebral fluid. As soon as he complained about the issue, he was transported to the hospital.
Raila Odinga, whose full name is Raila Amolo Odinga, was born on January 7, 1945, in Maseno, Kenya. He is a Kenyan politician and businessman who governed Kenya between 2008 to 2013.
Raila completed his primary and secondary education and studied master’s in mechanical engineering in East Germany in 1970. He then returned to Kenya to become a professor at University in Kenya. He got interested in politics from his family background.
What Happened To Raila Odinga, And Where is he Now?
The political learned had suffered from body aching and fatigue. Raila complained about his health problem after feeling uncomfortable and tired.
Raila was also exposed to covid 19 and was discovered later in his scanning and medical procedure. He had a sign of dizziness before reporting the condition.
He had fluid reside in his head and had to undergo head surgery. His family and relatives were panicking regarding his condition. Immediately after discovering his disease, surgeons took him to ICU, and an operation was done.
After undergoing different medical procedures, he was discharged from Nairobi Hospital on Sunday, March 14, and his family could finally r lax. Things are now more pleasant to the relatives and well-wishers. But he will be followed up from time to time by doctors as his condition is not completely fine.
Raila Odinga Illness And Health Update
Odinga had to severe illness that he had to do surgery. Raila Odinga had an operation to remove fluid from his brain. In 2020, according to his wife’s statement, he was treated for a mild nerve disorder affecting one leg.
The former Prime Minster checked himself into hospital after rigorous campaigns and underwent a series of tests concerning his physical condition.
After feeling some fatigue, he went for a routine medical checkup at the Nairobi Hospital on March 9, 2021.
The neurosurgeon group advised Raila to take a rest until some tests are conducted and will decide to proceed further. As of now, his family members are taking care of him.
He is almost in good condition than before & has been monitored by his family doctor from time to time. After recovering completely, he will be addressing the people of Kenya and working again.
Raila Odinga’s Political Career And Net worth
As a mechanical engineer, Raila was involved in various commercial endeavors. Later, he became interested in politics. He was a well-known advocate of Kenya’s political reform movement, especially in multi-party democracy.
On June 21, 1991, he was granted his freedom, and in October of that same year, he relocated to Norway. He returned to Kenya in 1992 when he entered the “Forum for the Restoration of Democracy.”
He was the corporate standards director at the University of Nairobi in 1974. He was charged with conspiring with the masterminds of a botched presidential coup in 1982. He was sent behind bars for six years on treason-related charges.
Odinga and his family members have all benefited financially from his political career. He has an estimated net worth of $50 million along with his political car, and he also benefits economically from commercial sponsorships.
It is also clear that he earned a sizable sum of money while working as a University professor. He is regarded as one of Kenya’s wealthiest political figures.