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Rosemary Odinga flew with mum Ida to South Africa for treatment

Rosemary Odinga, the daughter of Opposition leader Raila Odinga, has been flown out for further treatment.

Ms Odinga was flown to South Africa in the company of her mother Ida Odinga and her younger sister Winnie.

It is however not clear whether the family doctor, neurosurgeon Dr David Livingstone Oluoch-Olunya, accompanied Rosemary.

The Amref flying doctor’s air ambulance left Nairobi for Johannesburg at around 11am Tuesday to an undisclosed health facility.

While the Nation could not ascertain Ms Odinga’s current condition, it is said that the second-born daughter of the Cord leader was flown out while in stable condition.


This comes just eight days after she was admitted at the Aga Khan University Hospital after complaining of persistent migraines that had gotten worse.

Sources close to the Odinga family say that prior to her admission, Rosemary had complained of persistent migraines that made her go to hospital for a CT scan of the head to determine what was causing the migraines.

The Kibra parliamentary aspirant was admitted in Aga Khan University hospital, with reports earlier indicating that Rosemary had a brain tumour which was not cancerous.

According to a source close to the family, Rosemary was flown out for further checkup to ascertain her well-being.

“The family wanted to have a second opinion and that is why they flew her to out,” said the source.

Ms Odinga is in the race for the Kibra parliamentary seat, having made the announcement sometime in January.

Raila Odinga’s second born child came into the limelight in early 2015 having kept under wraps her intentions to vie for the Kibra seat until last month when she led a voter registration drive in the slum believed to contain some of the Cord leader’s die-hard supporters.