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Raila rushed to hospital over suspected food poisoning

July 9th, 2017 1 min read

Nasa Presidential candidate Raila Odinga was on Sunday evening rushed at Mombasa Hospital over suspected food poisoning.

Nurses at Mombasa Hospital who spoke to the Nation said Mr Odinga was taken straight to the emergency wing.

Mr Odinga’s spokesman Dennis Onyango said the former Prime Minister was taken off the plane on his way to Nairobi after Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho realised he was unwell.

He said initial reports indicated Mr Odinga could have suffered food poisoning “but tests are yet to be done”.

“Governor Joho provided doctors … they will carry out the tests before (Mr Odinga) possibly being flown to Nairobi,” Mr Onyango said.

Reports indicated that, while at the airport, Mr Odinga’s colleagues, who included Siaya Senator James Orengo, prevailed upon him to cancel the trip although he felt that there was no need.