Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga has opened up on the ailment that saw him jet out of the country for Dubai, to seek specialised treatment.
In an exclusive interview with Nation Media Group Editorial Director Mutuma Mathiu on Sunday August 9, 2020, the former premier revealed that he experienced pain around his waist down to his legs.
He, however, noted that he was feeling much better and was even capable of undertaking nearly all the tasks he used to perform before the illness kicked in.
“I am feeling much better now. I was having bit of pain around my waist and going down my legs all the way to the foot and the doctors told me it was called Spinal Canal Stenosis,” he said
The African Union envoy further revealed that a minor procedure called Lumbar decompression and fusion was done on him in Dubai, to ease the pain he was feeling.
The procedure lasts for between 2 hours and 7 hours to operate after which the patient needs time to recuperate.
He also noted that he will be getting back to the gym very soon.
He arrived back in the country on Sunday, July 12, from Dubai where he had traveled to undergo the minor surgery.