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Sonko meets Oburu Oginga, wishes him quick recovery

By Wangu Kanuri December 6th, 2022 2 min read

Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has wished Siaya Senator Oburu Oginga a quick recovery after the two leaders met at United Club in Nairobi. Dr Oginga, the elder brother of Azimio la Umoja leader Raila Odinga, late last month underwent a knee surgery in India.

Sonko, who has been a harsh critic of the Azimio coalition, also took the opportunity to state that he has nothing personal against the senator.

“There’s no permanent enmity in politics I met the Siaya County Senator Hon @dr_oburuoginga at the United Club here in Nairobi akiwa na crutches. Hebu let’s pray for his quick recovery,” Sonko tweeted.


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Last week, the media in India reported that Dr Oginga, who is serving his first term in the Senate, underwent a knee surgery on November 26, 2022 at a hospital known as Yashoda.

Thereafter Dr Oginga said that he recuperating at the hospital following the surgery.

“I have been given the best treatment here and I am recovering well,” Dr Oginga told TV5 News of India.

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While comparing Kenya’s healthcare to India, Dr Oginga said that had he been treated in Kenya he would have incurred a bill three times what he has incurred in India.

“Kenyan hospitals overcharge patients in treatment of even simple diseases, for this reasons Kenyans flock India for treatment,” he said, adding that he was sure that he would soon start jogging as he had plans of entering the track fields in the coming days.

He also revealed that he is a golfer and all he wanted to do in the next few days is start playing the sport he loves. Dr Oginga’s illness was made public after Mr Odinga jetted out of the country and headed to India.

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