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Ex-Nasa CEO Norman Magaya speaks out on health, financial tribulations

By Amina Wako November 3rd, 2020 2 min read

FormerNational Super Alliance (Nasa) Chief Executive Norman Magaya on Monday night opened up about his troubled life attracting concern online for his own safety.

In a series of tweets, Magaya caused panic among his friends and followers after he narrated how he was on the verge of being evicted, and feared the embarrassment that would come with it.

“On the verge of eviction and embarrassment, I fear nothing, absolutely nothing! For I know this will be a day of joy for my detractors & I will gladly give it to you! From the cold street with my toddler daughters, I shall rise high coz there is God !Damn the consequences,” he wrote.

In the next posts, he indicated that he was not seeking sympathy, and he was content with his current predicament that he blamed on his political stance, insinuating his unwavering support for ODM leader Raila Odinga.

“I share this not to seek any sympathy nor seek support! I am happy to bear my current position because I have earned it. Given another opportunity I would take the same position. Democracy has a price and am happy pay my part,” he added.

The lawyer said all his woes were as a result of his political stand and affiliation and that had cost him even job opportunities.

“Important to note that all my job applications on Kenya miserably fail because of my political stand point ! Long may it continue for I have no intention to change my political affiliation soon! But the conditions you visit on me today will haunt you to death,” Magaya added.

Magaya collapsed at the Bomas of Kenya in August 2017 during the tabulation of presidential votes in the 2017 General Election.

In September 2019  he was admitted to Nairobi Hospital before being flown to India for specialised medical treatment after a heart attack.

That would be the last time Magaya was ever seen in public, but he has only been active on social media.

In his Monday night posts, he lamented about the high cost of medication that he felt subjected him to a death sentence.

“How does a person out of work and on a shoelace budget maintain drugs demands of 100k per month!!! Torture this is.?” he asked.

However, Raila Odinga’s aide, lawyer Silas Jakakimba, reached out to him and confirmed on Twitter that he had managed to intercept him in Machakos County before driving him to city hospital.