Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has tested positive for the coronavirus. The country has registered more than 111 000 infections so far and nearly 1 900 COVID19-related fatalities.

Nearly 80 000 people have recovered.

Odinga is also the former Prime Minister of Kenya.  He was admitted to the Nairobi hospital on 9 March.

He has been on the campaign trail because Kenya is about to go for a referendum on the new constitution. Odinga is one of the main proponents of a change in the constitution and he had come from the court of Kenya.  The court is one of the hotspots for COVID-19.

The 76 years-old, who has mild symptoms, will remain in isolation.

SABC correspondent Sarah Kimani has the latest: