With reports saying that a dozen of Kenyan Mps have tested positive for the disease, more legislators are coming out to speak of their ordeals at the hands of the deadly coronavirus.
Dadaab Member of Parliament Mohamed Dahir Duale has today, Monday, September 3 narrated how the disease almost killed him.
Speaking during the National Assembly Health Committee, the MP said his 42 day in the hospital were so bad he does not wish for anyone to go through the same.
He told the committee that he spent 8 days battling the disease in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
He insisted that Kenyans should take the disease seriously and should try hard to follow the laid down covod-19 regulations.
The Mp said he accumulated a 4 million shillings hospital bill which was cleared by the parliament.
“I want to admit that I suffered from Corona, I spent 42 days in hospital of which 8 were in ICU. I thank God for our employer the Parliamentary Service Commission for they paid my bill which amounted to almost Sh.4 million. I wonder how other Kenyans are managing,” said Dahir.
Dahir’s confession comes only a day after Gatundu South’s Moses Kuria took to social media
to share his 27 day battle with coronavirus at the Karen Hospital.
The Mps are now urging Kenyans that coronavirus is real and citizens should exercise caution.
“If you are in a hospital bed like myself for the last 27 days here at Karen Hospital you witness first-hand the amount of sacrifice they make amid very difficult circumstances. You learn to focus more on the virus and our front line workers, and less on sideshows. We shall overcome COVID-19,” wrote Kuria on facebook.
“I really hope that beyond all the debate around Covid-19, all and sundry will not forget that Corona Virus is real. The worst thing we can do is to lower our guard! And above all let us remember our gallant front line workers- Not just doctors and nurses like but subordinate staff who put their lives in the line of danger to give care to Corona Virus patients.”
Yesterday, Kenya recorded 238 recoveries with another 178 people testing positive.
Four more people succumbed to the virus yesterday even as the total case load stands at 34, 493.
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