Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

News

Celebrations on Twitter as Baba Raila Odinga ‘Accepts’ COVID-19 Results

EaiqUS3XQAQpBpd
EaiqUS3XQAQpBpd

(KDRTV) – When Raila Odinga announced on Sunday that he had taken a COVID-19 test at Mbagathi Hospital, there was always a fear that he may not accept the results.

Baba was on the receiving end of brutal jokes from KoT, who claimed that he may instruct his trusted lawyers James Orengo and Otiende Amollo to contest the results at the Supreme Court.

However, the ODM leader went back to Mbagathi on Monday morning for the results and he announced on Twitter that he had tested negative. He even received a certificate to confirm his status.

Read Also: Ruto: My Only Mistake is that My Father was a Peasant

“Just received my COVID-19 test results which came back negative. I commend @KEMRI_Kenya and Prof. Matilu Mwau of the Testing Centre, for the professionalism and efficiency displayed. Once again, I appeal to Kenyans to take tests, sanitize and observe social distancing,” Raila said after receiving his results.

It is this tweet that triggered some excitement on social media with several people congratulating the former Prime Minister for accepting the results. It is not every day that baba trusts a system.

https://twitter.com/ItsPastorNg/status/1272460388123148288

Some people also trolled Baba for treating COVID-19 testing like it is a big national function. How now?

In 2007, Raila was rigged out of the Presidency in the last minute after the Election Commission of Kenya (ECK) under the leadership of Samuel Kivuitu announced Kibaki as the winner in very controversial circumstances. Kibaki was sworn in at 7 PM. The events plunged the country into war.

Baba also contested the 2013 Elections at the Supreme Court and Chief Justice Willy Mutunga. Mutunga and other judges upheld Uhuru Kenyatta’s win. Raila accepted the Supreme Court ruling.

He contested for the Presidency in 2017 and lost to Uhuru again. However, this time he successfully convinced the Supreme Court to nullify the elections over massive illegalities and irregularities. He refused to contest in the repeat elections. However, he joined government through the famous March 2018 handshake with Uhuru Kenyatta.

 

Subscribe to watch latests videos
Click to comment

You May Also Like

News

Kenya’s Ministry of Health on Friday announced that 218 more people contracted the novel coronavirus raising the national caseload to 37, 707 The new...

News

(KDRTV) – Until this week, very few people knew of Coastal politician Sharlet Mariam. But she has now been thrown to the national limelight...

News

(KDRTV) – Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu has urged Deputy President William Ruto to respect the Jubilee Party position and stay away from the...

Life & Style

Viola met her deceased husband through a marriage broker who set them up to meet and later on marry. Her husband’s family paid him...