ODM leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday checked into Nairobi Hospital for a series of tests after feeling unwell.

The ODM leader reportedly complained of fatigue when he returned from a gruelling five-day tour of the Coast region where he had drummed up support for the Building Bridges Initiative.

Raila Odinga greetings his supporters during his coastal tour last week. Photo: Courtesy

“He checked in for a complete series of tests because he has been on a countrywide tour from Turkana to Narok to Busia and Coast region without rest. The doctors have advised that he takes complete rest as they continue to run tests,” his spokesman Dennis Onyango said.

Onyango added that Raila was also due for his annual check-up conducted every March.

On Tuesday evening, doctors were waiting for his liver test results and were yet to decide whether to release Raila or put him on bed rest.

A crucial State House meeting convened to steady the handshake was postponed Tuesday as ODM began playing hardball, insisting they will not share a platform with their 2022 opponents.

The has been a vicious battle with former NASA principals and it is reported that ODM has resolved not to engage with “busybodies”, in reference to bosses of a new political alliance led by ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi.

President Kenyatta was supposed to meet his handshake partner Raila in a deliberate effort to bridge emerging cracks and squelch claims of a deep-seated conspiracy to betray the ODM boss.

News of Raila’s health concerns emerged on the day word around had that technocrats within the State House are pushing for Baringo Senator Gideon Moi to succeed Uhuru.

At the same time, reports have emerged that Tanzania President John Pombe Magufuli is hospitalized at Nairobi Hospital battling covid-19.

According to a local daily, President Magufuli developed breathing difficulties,forcing the head of state to be flown to the capital for specialized treatment.

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