Norman Magaya Speaks Amidst Death Reports in India

  • Raila Odinga visiting Norman Magaya in hospital on Thursday, September 5. Magaya dispelled rumours of his death upon his travel to India for treatment. Facebook
  • Nasa CEO Norman Magaya who is currently undergoing treatment in India was on Tuesday, September 17, forced to issue a statement after reports of his death circulated online. 

    In a Twitter post, Magaya maintained that he was well and was hoping for a full recovery upon his arrival in India.

    "Contrary to fake news being perpetrated by agents of doom that I have passed away, I wish to confirm that am well and putting in a good fight to fully recover.

    "Am safe under the care of competent medical doctors and I will be back stronger than before," he stated.

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    Raila Odinga visiting Norman Magaya in hospital on Thursday, September 5. Magaya was admitted in the ICU at the Nairobi Hospital before being flown out to India.

    ODM Director of Communication Philip Etale also stated that Magaya had landed safely in India and would be undergoing specialized treatment.

    "He is in high spirits and confident that he will come out strong and healthy. As we continue praying for his full recovery, online mercenaries should stop being insensitive and desist from posting untruths about his condition," he stated. 

    The former coalition boss was flown out of the country on Sunday, September 15, for further treatment for two weeks.

    "Our colleague Norman Magaya has left the country for further treatment abroad. We expect him to be away for 12 -15 days. During this time, he will be under the care of a panel of expert doctors," read an excerpt of the statement from the ODM party.

    The ex-NASA CEO first collapsed in August 2017 at the national tallying centre at the Bomas of Kenya during the tabulation of presidential votes after the general election.

    During his protracted health battle, Magaya has been constantly updating the public via his social media pages.

    “I have had a recurrent heart condition for the past four months and been admitted in hospital on three occasions latest being last week. On all occasions both the coalition leadership and the ODM party have stood with me,”  he once tweeted to dispel rumours of neglect by ODM. 

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    Former Nasa CEO Norman Magaya. He was flown out on Sunday, September 15, 2019, for further treatment.