Kenya has so far confirmed 832 deaths from the coronavirus after seven people died in the last 24 hours – By Gerald Gekara.
In a series of updates by Ministry of Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, 687 people have tested positive for the virus. This pushes Kenya’s total cases now to 44,881.
From the cases, 635 are Kenyans and 50 are foreigners.
456 are male and 229 female. The youngest is a one-year old child while the oldest is 99.
Nairobi registered the most cases with (141), Nakuru (127), Mombasa (73), Trans Nzoia (61), , Kisii (37), Kiambu (30), Kakamega (27), Kisumu (27), Busia (20), Kilifi (18), Nandi (18), Nyeri (14), Turkana (14), and Nyamira (10).
Other cases were recorded in: Kajiado (9), Taita Taveta (9), Bungoma (8), Uasin Gishu (6), Laikipia (6), Machakos (6), Baringo (5), while Murang’a, Meru, and Wajir reported (3) cases each.
Kitui, Kwale, and Makueni had (2) cases each, while Siaya, Elgeyo Marakwet, Vihiga and Isiolo each had (1)case.
105 people recovered from the disease, 51 from the Home-Based Care Program, 73 from home-based care program and 32 from hospitals, pushing the total number of recoveries to 31,857.
CS Kagwe castigated leaders for leading the citizens in breaking COVID-19 rules and regulations, warning of tougher measures should the trend continue.
“Leadership is just not a name. Take responsibility. When you do not follow the measures laid down, you become a heckler. Leaders should not be told what to do, they should be the ones leading us on what to do” Kagwe said.