Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho has assured Kenyans that ODM leader Raila Odinga is doing well after undergoing surgery abroad.
Joho through a video shared on his Facebook page on Friday said he spoke to Odinga in the morning and he was in high spirits.
“This morning I had the opportunity to speak to my party leader. I feel happy and encouraged that he’s progressing really well. So for us as a people, more importantly, the fraternity of ODM, we continue to pray for our leader,” said Joho.
“I have no doubt that within the shortest time possible, Baba will be back in Kenya. So ours is to continue to stay strong, to pray for him. He has undergone a procedure, let us not forget that even our leaders are still human beings; sometimes they have to be sick and get treated, sometimes they have to deal with the issues that every human being goes through.”
Joho, who is ODM’s deputy party leader, further exuded confidence that Odinga will return to the country soon to complete the journey of uniting the nation.
“I want to tell our supporters that our leader is strong, our leader is solid, he is recovering well, and soon he shall land back in Kenya and continue with the journey of ensuring we achieve our agenda of uniting the people of Kenya.”
Raila’s elder brother Oburu Odinga told Daily Nation that he underwent a minor surgical operation on his back at a German hospital in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE).