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Kenya PM hospitalised, undergoes minor operation

Reuters

Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga underwent a minor head operation Tuesday after entering a hospital, officials said. Odinga, 65, checked himself in late Monday complaining of a headache and feeling general exhaustion.

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"The prime minister checked into our hospital last evening around 6 pm, complaining of a headache and general fatigue," said Oluoch Olunya, one of Odinga's doctors.

Nairobi hospital chairperson Cleopa Mailu said a team of doctors assembled in a short period to carry out a minor procedure.

"Following examination and initial investigations, he was found to have a buildup of pressure outside the brain, leading up to the headache," he said.

"The procedure has been carried out successfully, and the prime minister is doing fine."

In recent weeks, Odinga has been traveling around the country to campaign in favour of a new constitution, due to be submitted to a referendum on 4 August.

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