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Nyeri governor Mutahi Kahiga narrates his 18-day battle with Covid-19

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For 18 days, Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga was holed up in his official residence, receiving round-the-clock medical attention after contracting Covid-19.

What started off as a cold and was treated as such transformed to extreme lethargy, loss of appetite, taste and smell within a span of three to four days.

On Wednesday, the governor opened up on his tribulations with the disease, saying that he most likely fell sick before he attended a governors’ meeting in Mombasa.

“I started feeling uncomfortable with flu-like symptoms that I treated with some Flugone, but the symptoms persisted though mildly and we got back to Nyeri,” he said.

Mr Kahiga spoke at the Nyeri Referral Hospital after receiving the fourth consignment of personal protective equipment for frontline healthcare workers from Equity Bank.

Back to Mombasa

All along, the governor dismissed the possibility of having contracted the virus and even travelled back to Mombasa for the Universal Health Care national rollout that was presided over by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

He was among speakers who were supposed to make a presentation at the event.

“But I was fatigued and just wanted to sleep. I was rushed to Aga Khan Hospital in Mombasa where I was found to be dehydrated and, after some chest x-rays, they saw signs of pneumonia and blockage,” he said.

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Through swift coordination between his personal doctor and others from Nyeri, he was administered with some drugs that helped stabilise his condition, the governor said.

It is then that he returned to his Nyeri residence.

“They started treating me for Covid-19 even before there was an official confirmation,” he said, adding that on his return to Nyeri, he developed breathing complications and was put on oxygen for three days.

He said he opted to be treated from home after considering that a majority of hospitals in the county are overwhelmed with Covid-19 patients.

Nyeri cases

So far, Nyeri has reported 688 positive cases with 23 confirmed deaths.

Archbishop Anthony Muheria of the Nyeri Catholic Archdiocese has also contracted the virus and is admitted at the Mater Hospital in Nairobi.

Governor Kahiga urged residents to go to hospital for testing whenever they develop cold-like symptoms, warning that they should not wait for the full-blown symptoms.

“We did not handle this in the right manner because we assumed it was a normal cold. We should take common cold seriously and, every time you have signs, you should get tested,” he said.

Reassuring the public that he is well, the governor said that most of the symptoms have gone and he is only grappling with dehydration and hot flashes at night.

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“Let us not dilly-dally like I did and always go to the hospital for medical attention. We can recover, it is not a death sentence,” he said.

He urged Nyeri residents to continue sanitising, washing their hands and observing social distancing.

“Covid-19 is not a respecter of personality; let us all endeavour to stay negative by observing Ministry of Health protocols,” he said.

To avert strain among residents diagnosed with the virus, the county administration has embarked on a Sh125 million oxygen bulk fittings in Covid-19 centres across Nyeri.

“We acknowledge that numbers are rising and we have to be ready to treat any patient who requires oxygen in our facilities,” Mr Kahiga said.

by Nation.Africa


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The Rate at Which Kenyan Teens Are Consuming Alcohol is Alarming!

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Even though the Alcoholic Drinks Control Act (2013) clearly states that; “No person holding a licence to manufacture, store or consume alcoholic drinks under this Act shall allow a person under the age of eighteen years to enter or gain access to the area in which the alcoholic drink is manufactured, stored or consumed,” a recent study shows that young people start consuming alcohol between the age 12 – 16 years. A bigger percentage of them receive their first drink from their friends, relatives and even parents.

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But who cares? The bar owners need money, and young people want to have fun.

44.9% of them drink on special occasions, 32.9% on school holidays, 6.6% 2-3 times a week, 5.1% daily, 5.1% once a month, 3.3% every two weeks and 2.9% once a week.

BOY SCHOOLS ACCOUNT FOR THE HIGHEST UNDERAGE ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION WHILE THE HABIT TENDS TO BE ALMOST EVENLY SKEWED BETWEEN THOSE THAT RECEIVE >3000 & <500 PER TERM AS POCKET MONEY. MINORS FROM SINGLE PARENT AND GRANDPARENT-LED FAMILIES ARE MORE LIKELY TO ENGAGE IN UNDERAGE CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL
Courtesy NACADA/ Ipsos

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Kenyans Woman Spikes Lover’s Drink, Transfers Sh1.7mn From His Bank Account – police

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A woman has been arrested in the Kenyan coast after spiking his drink, and stealing Sh1.7 million from his bank account.

24-year-old Beatrice Mueni Mbiu had been on the run since September 8 when the incident occurred at a night club in Nyali, Kwale County.

“She took off alongside her two accomplices but we got her,” a DCI detective told Capital FM News, “she will be charged on Monday even as we seek the other two.”

The detective said the suspect had been positively identified by the victim.

According to police, the woman first spiked the man’s drink then stole his phone which she used to transfer Sh1.7 million from his bank account.

Detectives said they relied on the club’s CCTV images and footage to identify and trace the suspect.

Drink-spiking is common in night clubs frequented by commercial sex workers in major towns including Nairobi and Mombasa where they target both locals and foreigners.

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PS Kibicho reveals he contracted coronavirus

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Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho has revealed that he contracted coronavirus and recovered after undergoing treatment.

While addressing mourners in Kirinyaga County on Friday Dr Kibicho said Covid-19 is not a death sentence.

“I tested positive for coronavirus, but I was treated and discharged from hospital,” he said at Gathuthuini Primary School during the funeral service of a local church leader.

“I am a living example. Those who are suffering from the disease should not worry because they will get well,” he said, adding that out of 100 people who contract the disease in Kenya only two succumb to it.

Dr Kibicho advised Kenyans to be tested for the disease because it is curable.

“Kenyans should be tested to know their status so that they can be treated,” he said.

The PS also urged Kenyans not to stigmatise people who have contracted the virus.

“Covid-19 patients should be showed love and not rejection. When the patients are abandoned, they become depressed and may take longer to recover,” he said.

He also underscored the need for everyone to continue observing protocols issued by the Ministry of Health to control the spread of Covid-19.

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“People should wear masks, sanitise regularly, wash their hands and avoid crowded places,” he said.

The PS further said that city residents should avoid travel during the holidays.

“If I had power, I would lock Nairobi during the festive season to curb spread of the dis-ease to rural areas,” Dr Kibicho said.


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