Kenyan prime minister hospitalized

16:57, June 29, 2010      

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Kenya's Prime Minister Raila Odinga addresses a news conference at the 20th World Economic Forum on Africa in Tanzania's commercial capital Dar es Salaam May 6, 2010. (Xinhua/Reuters File Photo)

Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga has been hospitalized in Nairobi where doctors are treating him for fatigue but said he is in a stable condition.

A statement from the prime minister's office said Odinga was hospitalized on Monday evening and doctors have further recommended complete bed rest for a few days and they will confine him in hospital for that period.

"I would like to inform you and the nation that the prime minister is unwell but he is in a fit and stable condition. Immediately after his function at the Nairobi Dam last (Monday) evening, the PM went to Nairobi Hospital for a checkup because he felt some general exhaustion," said Dennis Onyango, head of Communications at the PM's office.

"After tests, doctors started treating him for fatigue. The doctors have further recommended complete bed rest for a few days and they will confine him in hospital for that period. During that period, the hospital will restrict access to him to ensure he gets the rest that he needs," Onyango said.

He said they saw the prime minister early on Tuesday and held a briefing session with the doctors who assured them that the prime minister is in good enough condition to come to office and work as usual if he feels. "But they are not allowing that. They strongly recommend that he takes the rest," he said.

Source: Xinhua


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