ODM Denies Claims of Neglecting Ailing Norman Magaya

Norman Magaya
NASA CEO Norman Magaya [Photo, Courtesy]
ODM has dismissed claims that it neglected ailing NASA CEO, Norman Magaya, noting that it is aware of his health situation.

The Party said that it had met all Mr Magaya’s requests for support and that he has no pending hospital bills.

ODM added that it would go out of its way to support Mr Magaya, albeit silently while asking Kenyans to respect his privacy.

The Party’s Secretary-General, Edwin Sifuna, visited Mr Magaya during his most recent hospitalization and noted that the latter had no pending hospital bills.

ODM’s reactions follow claims by a blogger, who alleged that all had not been well for Mr Magaya since he collapsed at Bomas of Kenya, during the counting of the 2017 presidential votes.

According to the blogger, the NASA CEO, since that incident has been battling a heart condition arising from that incident, sometimes spending months in the hospital.

He claims that Mr Magaya may have been poisoned due to his hard stance against the Jubilee government during the 2017 campaigns.

“Right now Magaya is so weak and thin; the body wasted by whatever happened to him at Bomas, the spirit stung by the disloyalty, the isolation and the neglect by the political class he dutifully served,” he said.

The blogger alleged that Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga is fully aware of Mr Magaya’s plight and that he had directed that Orange House takes charge of the matter and ensures he gets the support he needs.

Disembe, however, accused ODM Executive Director Oduor Ongwen of “dithering on the issue and not giving the kind of leadership needed to ensure Magaya’s condition gets the attention it requires”

After the blogger’s revelations, Kenyans on Twitter asked for a Paybill number to help support Mr Magaya.

Mr Ngunyi termed Mr Magaya as a bright political strategist who gave Jubilee a hard time during the 2013 presidential elections.

He said that the country needs Mr Magaya healthy for future political battles in the country.

Mutahi Ngunyi said: When enemies unite, it means the fight was just a sport. “Norman Magaya” was an ODM irritant whose cleverness we could not match. we need him healthy for the next duel. where do I send my donation? Wapi Paybill number?

Dennis Itumbi tweeted: Norman Magaya, knew loyalty, spin and worked hard. He also ensured politics did not interfere with friendship. Leta Paybill tusaidie yeye.

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