The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party has dispelled reports that its leader Raila Odinga is ailing and admitted to a hospital abroad.
Reports circulated on social media on Monday alleged that Odinga was flown to China on Sunday for cancer treatment. It was alleged that he traveled alongside his daughter Winnie Odinga and another male.
ODM Director of Communications Philip Etale dismissed the reports as false, saying Odinga is presently in DR Congo in his capacity as African Union High Representative for Infrastructure Development.
“Ignore the FAKE NEWS. It is the work of sick people who have run out of ideas. HE Raila Odinga is currently in Kinshasa, DRC in his capacity as the AU High Representative for Infrastructure Development in Africa for the virtual Pan African Conference on the Grand Inga Dam. The project aims to unlock the world’s largest hydropower scheme in Africa,” Etale said through Twitter on Monday.
"The project aims to unlock the world's largest hydropower scheme and is part of the vision to develop a continental power system that is key to Africa’s manufacturing and value addition ambitions," he added.