The ODM Party leader Raila Odinga has been checked into Nairobi Hospital for a series of tests.
The ODM Party Leaders spokesman Dennis Owino has confirmed that Baba is in Hospital for his annual check-up and tests.
“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.
The Star reported that by last evening, doctors were waiting for his liver test results and were yet to decide whether to release Raila or put him on bed rest.
The news of Raila Odinga admitted in Nairobi Hospital and Raila’s health concerns emerged on the day that reports came in that some people were pushing for Baringo Senator Gideon Moi to succeed Uhuru.
When President Uhuru Kenyatta paraded pro-BBI party leaders at State House on February 25, many were left wondering why Kanu boss Gideon Moi read the statement.
Apart from Gideon, President Kenyatta was joined by Raila, ANC chief Musalia Mudavadi, Ford Kenya boss Moses Wetang’ula and Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu of Narc in thanking counties for passing the BBI Bill.
According to Senator Orengo, President Uhuru and his Harambee house handlers hijacked the event as part of the wider strategy to raise Senator Moi’s profile in preparation for his 2022 presidential bid.
It is understood some powerful individuals want Moi as president and ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi as prime minister in an arrangement that has upset ODM.
“They are using Mudavadi as a decoy. The real person they want is Moi,” a senior government official aware of the developments told a local daily.
As a result of emerging issues, the President is expected, among other things, to announce a major Cabinet reshuffle that will place Raila’s key people in government to reassure him that he has not been forgotten.