Inside the decision to shut down ODM head offices

Inside the decision to shut down ODM head offices

Orange Democratic Movement head offices located at Chungwa House have been closed.

The decision to close the ODM party offices was arrived at shortly after former Prime Minister Raila Odinga tested positive for Covid-19 and was admitted at The Nairobi Hospital.

The offices were closed on Friday, 12 March 2021 as all the staff went for testing and quarantine following Odinga’s diagnosis.

Nothing was left to chance in a bid to ensure the safety of the staff, some of whom had interacted with the ODM party leader.

Among those who went for testing is ODM Director for Communications Philip Etale who tested positive for Covid-19 and went into isolation immediately.

As a precautionary measure, Etale had already started quarantine.

“I remain strong, determined and in high spirits. By His stripes, I will triumph. I will be healed. Please pray for me dear friends. In God I Trust,” Etale wrote after the diagnosis.

Philip Etale

Odinga’s immediate family also went for testing and were cleared after the results came back negative for Covid-19.

It is not clear how long the offices will remain closed.

Meanwhile, the former Prime Minister has been discharged from hospital and is in high spirits.

Odinga shared the development on social media where he was captured on video conducting physical exercises at home while catching up with her daughter Winnie Odinga.

“I’m feeling wonderful. It’s so nice to be back home, I was in a prison back there.

“Even though I’m still in isolation, I can now see the beautiful outdoors and nature,” Raila stated.

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