Kenyan PM leaves hospital

July 4, 2010 12:00 am

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 4 – Prime Minister Raila Odinga was on Sunday discharged from hospital.

Mr Odinga had been in hospital since Monday after undergoing a minor head surgery.

"I am happy to be back. I wish to thank the doctors and staff of Nairobi hospital for the care they accorded me,” the PM said after planting a commemorative tree in the hospital’s compound.

“I also would like to thank the doctors who have done all that was possible to treat me under very difficult circumstances. Prof Macharia, Dr Olunya, Dr Gikonyo, Dr Ombati and all the others who have taken care of me during this period,” he said.

 “I also want to thank Kenyans who have prayed for me and finally, I also want to thank my wife Ida, for standing by me in this very difficult times. I am very happy to be back. As you can see, I’m very whole. Thank you very much.”

Mr Odinga was admitted to the hospital after complaining of a headache and fatigue. Doctors diagnosed that he had pressure outside his brain which needed to be drained.

"Prime Minister Raila Odinga spent his last day in hospital meeting a cross section of grassroots leaders to catch up with the on goings ahead of his discharge," said a statement from the Prime Minister Press Service on Saturday.

Despite recommendation that the PM needs time to recuperate, dozens of visitors have streamed the hospital worrying doctors that he might not be able to recover peacefully at home when he is discharged.



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