Health Cabinet Secretary (CS) Mutahi Kagwe has asked the police to arrest netizens (people on social media/bloggers) that doubt the recovery story of Brenda Cherotich and Brian Orinda.
“I am deeply saddened that a section of Kenyans have taken to social media to initiate mockery of the two people who recovered. Some have deliberately trivialised our efforts and the two. I appeal to the media not to slide these matters and I appeal to agencies to arrest social media abusers,” he warned.
Brenda and Brian were yesterday unveiled by President Uhuru Kenyatta and CS Kagwe as Kenya’s first healed-from-coronavirus patients.
Kenyans online immediately doubted their story as Brenda kept changing her narrative.
The CS did nit take this lightly as Kenyans branded their Brenda and Brian case a PR exercise.
“Some have decided to make fun and brand our effort as PR exercise, Really! A PR exercise, why should govt and international organisations decide to make a PR exercise with two Kenyans, its unpalatable to trivialise the lives of any Kenyans,” he retorted.
The government tested over 600 Kenyans 29 of whom tested positive for Covid-19 bringing the total to 110 patients. Kenya so far has 7 closed cases, 4 recoveries and 3 deaths.
Worlwide, recorded cases as at now (1926HRS Kenyan time) have reached 982,207, Deaths have surpassed 50,000. Active cases stands at over 725,000, with 37,207 in critical condition.
The bright side is that over 206,000 have recovered.
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