‘Fatigued’ Wetangula falls ill on Kisumu flight

November 7, 2014 7:07 am
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Wetangula is currently receiving treatment at the Aga Khan hospital where he was rushed upon arrival in Kisumu. CFM/File.
Wetangula is currently receiving treatment at the Aga Khan hospital where he was rushed upon arrival in Kisumu. CFM/File.

, KISUMU, Kenya Nov 7 – Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula has been discharged from hospital after collapsing while on a flight to Kisumu on Friday morning.

The Senator who addressed journalists in the company of opposition leader Raila Odinga said he was fine after receiving treatment at the Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu.

The Senate Minority leader said he had just arrived from Morocco on Thursday night where he had joined the Senate Speaker on official parliamentary business.

“I am fine, I arrived from Morocco last night and left for Kisumu this morning. I felt some nausea and shortness of breath while we were airborne, but the doctors did checks on me and found nothing just fatigue, ” he said.

Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale, Funyula MP Paul Otuoma and Kisumu County Governor Jack Ranguma were also at the hospital where they rushed to check on the Senator who had travelled from Nairobi.

Doctors had earlier told journalists that Wetangula was suffering from trauma and fatigue after frequent travelling.

Wetangula said he was happy to be out of the hospital adding that he will now be heading to his county to continue with his schedules.

An aide to Wetangula said the Senator was on his way to Bungoma where he was expected to host Deputy President William Ruto who was scheduled to officiate a harambee for boda-boda operators.

Kisumu Airport Manager Joseph Okumu told Capital FM News that the Senator had developed breathing problems and vomited while airborne as the plane approached Kisumu.

Funyula MP Paul Otuoma who was traveling with the CORD co-principal said Wetangula had suffered some discomfort during the flight.

“We had just boarded the flight to Kisumu via Eldoret, this morning at 0630hrs. When were almost approaching Kisumu there were some issues and we brought him here. I have seen him, he is okay, we have been joking around,” he said.

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