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How noncancerous brain tumour paralyzed one side of my face – Raila Jnr

Raila Odinga’s son, Raila Junior has opened up about a medical condition that left him paralysed on the right side of his face.

Speaking in a recent interview with a Kisumu-based media, Junior said that he suffers from a noncancerous brain tumour which developed when he was young.

Junior explained that people assume that he suffers from Bell’s palsy- an unexplained episode of facial muscle weakness or paralysis.

Raila Odinga’s son, Raila Junior has opened up about a medical condition that left him paralysed on the right side of his face.

Speaking in a recent interview with a Kisumu-based media, Junior said that he suffers from a noncancerous brain tumour which developed when he was young.

Junior explained that people assume that he suffers from Bell’s palsy- an unexplained episode of facial muscle weakness or paralysis.

“People assume that I am an 18-year-old boy living in my father’s house. I must be turning 40 years next year. I am happily married for seven years and with children.”

In a past interview with Massawe Japanni, Junior spoke about struggling to get a child with his wife, Yvonne Wambui.

He said they got a lot of pressure from people due to their inability to get a child.

However, after about five years, the two were blessed with a baby boy.

“I hope she (Yvonne) will allow me to disclose this. We had been married for a long time and we weren’t able to get a child in the very first years,” he said.

“We struggled for a very long time for about four, five years and eventually God blessed us with our firstborn son.”

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