Raila in London hospital on visit to ailing governor [Photos]

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Former PM Raila Odinga with Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio in UK. Odinga also visited Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso in hospital

Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga visited Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso at a hospital in london during his United Kingdom tour.

The governor is currently on a one-month medical leave and according to reports she is responding well to treatment, though her ailment has not been disclosed.

Special AU envoy Odinga visited the governor accompanied by Kenyan High Commissioner to the UK Manoah Esipisu.

A brief statement from Mr Odinga's handlers read: "In London, Raila Odinga, accompanied by Kenya’s High Commissioner to UK Manoah Esipisu visited Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso who is recovering at a local hospital. They wished the Governor a quick recovery."

Statement from Governor Laboso's office on her medical leave

On May 30, Governor Laboso's office released a statement outlining that she would be away from office for the whole of June 2019.

"During her four-week absence, Deputy Governor Hillary Barchok will hold brief for her... He will be assisted by the county secretary Evalyn Rono and the chief of staff Jayne Sigilai.

"The governor assures Bomet residents and stakeholders that the running of government functions and activities will continue as normal and with no interruption," the statement read.

The Opposition leader's UK visit included an address at Chatham Hall where he once again raised concerns over fake news and how Cambridge Analytica skewed Kenya's 2017 polls.

The event at Chatham Hall was a tribute to the legacy of the former UN Secretary General the late Dr Kofi Annan.

Former PM Odinga described Annan as “a brass band of hope, ideas and energy," adding that "One of his key contributions to global agenda was to refine a policy mandating states to step in wherever and whenever human lives are threatened by hate, disease or poverty."


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