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Governor speaks out on 18-day battle with COVID-19

By People Daily
Friday, November 20th, 2020
A medic takes a sample from a suspected corona patient in Kawangware. Photo/PD/John Ochieng
In summary

Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga has broken his silence over his 18 days battle with coronavirus.

Kahiga said that he contracted the disease, while in Mombasa early this month and has been receiving treatment since then.

“Yes Covid-19 is real. I was diagnosed with the disease while in Mombasa. We rushed to hospital where I was treated and later retreated to my home, where I have been recuperating. I am glad I survived,” said Kahiga.

The governor spoke a day after Nyeri Diocese Archbishop Anthony Muheria stunned Kenyans by revealing that he too was fighting for his life at the Mater Hospital in Nairobi, after contracting the disease.

In a moving message to his faithful, Muheria urged them to pray for him during this trying times.

Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga

Mukurwe-ini MP Anthony Kiai has also spoken out about his battle with the disease. Kahiga who was receiving donation of protective clothing from Equity Bank at Nyeri ounty Referral Hospital, urged residents to observe Covid-19 protocols especially the wearing of masks and constantly washing hands with soap.

“Of late, we have lost senior people in the country to this disease, it is high time we kept safe, don’t take chances,” said Kahiga.

County Speaker John Kaguchia urged the county government to fix all public hospitals with oxygen saying that most of them do not have such facilities which are critical in fighting the disease.

Equity Bank Chief Commercial Officer Polycap Igathe said that the bank will continue supporting government efforts to fight the disease.

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