Meru Health Boss Comes Clean On Claims Governor Kiraitu Is Fighting For His Life With Covid

KEY POINTS:

  • With online speculations that Governor Kiraitu Murungi is fighting for his life battling Covid-19, Meru Health boss, has refuted claims.
  • Misheck Mutuma, Meru Health executive, said  governor Kiraitu was confirmed Covid-19-negative and he is healthy, only that he had not returned to his official duties.
  • He said some people had mistaken the governor's silence for his health getting worse after he tested positive for the virus three weeks ago.

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With online speculations that Governor Kiraitu Murungi is fighting for his life battling Covid-19, Meru Health boss, has refuted claims.

Misheck Mutuma, Meru Health executive, said  governor Kiraitu was confirmed Covid-19-negative and he is healthy, only that he had not returned to his official duties.

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According to The Star, He said some people had mistaken the governor’s silence for his health getting worse after he tested positive for the virus three weeks ago.

“Governor Kiraitu at home and recovered after testing negative for the virus. He will be back to duties from Monday,” Mutuma said.

Kiraitu has been silence and away from the media for quite sometime which has raised the speculations regarding his ill-health.

Some online reports suggesting that Governor Kiraitu is admitted at the Nairobi hospital.

He also urged residents to adhere to Covid-19 protocols to reduce further infection.

“I want to advise all the Meru residents to take all the precautionary measures outlined by the health department,” Mutuma said.

He said the county government has started rolling out vaccination in every sub-county.

“I am going to inspect how the vaccination is going on. I am told the queues are very long as people are getting the jab,” he said.

Mutuma said he was on his way to Nyambene Hospital, Muthara and Meru Level Five to inspect the exercise.

“We might be exhausting the vaccines we had. We are requesting more. People have accepted to get the jab since the day President Uhuru was vaccinated and they are turning out in very large numbers,” he said.

The health executive also arrayed fears that the 6,000 AtraZenecca vaccine doses are getting exhausted as people have been turning out in large numbers to receive the jab.

“Meru was targeting to inoculate 3,000 people in the first phase of the drive with about 6,000 doses,” the officer in charge of the exercise, Hallan Mururu, had said.

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