The family of Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga has been deeply upset by a local media house.
According to a source close to the opposition leader, the family was irked by a “fabricated headline” on daughter Rosemary Odinga’s health.
The source said no family member or doctors spoke to Standard over the matter.
The family is now planning to take legal action on both the writer and the Standard newspaper.
The Standard had reported that Rosemary had been diagnosed with a mild stroke in South Africa.
In the story published on Sunday, March 5, with the headline ‘Why I fear for my daughter’, the Standard claimed Raila and his wife Ida were were worried about their daughter’s condition.
According to the paper, the family was still devastated by the death of their eldest child Fidel who passed away in 2015.
The newspaper went on to report that Rosemary’s mother Ida was distraught and inconsolable after seeing her daughter bedridden in hospital.
Rosemary was taken ill on Saturday, February 18, then later diagnosed with a non-cancerous tumour and underwent surgery.
The tumor had caused her to bleed internally before she was rushed to hospital.
She was later flown to South Africa for further treatment on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.