Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga “is fine” after appearing unsteady on a podium
FOOTBALL By Odero Charles | January 28th 2019
Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga briefly appeared unsteady on a podium on Sunday during Sportpesa Cup final at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam.
Odinga, who was the chief guest in the Sportpesa Cup final match between Kariobangi Sharks and Bandari, was seen in a video struggling to stay on his feet, and had to be helped by multiple security personnel.
The video has since been widely circulated and caused an outcry of netizen concern over Raila's health.
H.E Raila Odinga felt a little bit uneasy at the podium while issuing the Sportpesa trophy to the Kariobangi Sharks FC who emerged the 2019 Sportpesa cup winners. He was helped out and is doing just fine.
Baba should stop over working himself. pic.twitter.com/wUB1Bp6P2i — Evangeline Karimi Hamilton Mkenya (@Evangelinekari5) January 27, 2019
******— Son of the Soil (@SonofSoil6) January 27, 2019
Via Dennis Onyango, Raila Odinga spokesperson and confidant......
Hon Raila Odinga is fine in Dar. Images of security people holding him emerged from a step on the podium that was falling off and not... https://t.co/ZZi0SVnPlv
After he was seen stumbling on his way from the podium, his spokesman Dennis Onyango assured everyone of his wellbeing.
“Hon Odinga is fine in Dar es Salaam. Images of security people holding him emerged from a step on the podium that was falling off and had nothing to do with his health,” he tweeted.
Raila also tweeted hours later after the incident, confirming that he was well.
Dear Kenyans and friends from around the globe, I am well and in Good health. Thank you for your concern. — Raila Odinga (@RailaOdinga) January 27, 2019
"Dear Kenyans and friends from around the globe, I am well and in Good health. Thank you for your concern," Raila said.
Kariobangi Sharks were crowned 2019 SportsPesa Cup champions after edging out compatriots Bandari 1-0 at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
The winner of the tournament did not only pocket $30,000 (Sh3 million), but also secured a chance to play against English Premier League Everton later in the year.
The runners up-Bandari, did not go home empty handed as they were handed Sh1m.
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