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I never thought I'd make it, recounts Dadaab MP

By Abdimalik Hajir | August 24th 2020 at 09:00:00 GMT +0300

Dadaab Member of Parliament Dr Mohamed Dahiye yesterday revealed how he almost died after spending seven days in the Intensive Care Unit over Covid-19.

The lawmaker described as distressed and life-threatening the 35 days he was on oxygen support in hospital experiencing breathing difficulties, noting that his life hung by a thread.

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Dahiye (pictured) said he was in the same facility with the first Kenyan doctor who succumbed to the virus, and asked residents to take every precautionary measure as required by the Ministry of Health.

“I never thought I would make it to tell my story, I had to be on oxygen support all through, even when going to the toilet,” said the lawmaker.

The MP was speaking in Garissa town during a meeting with electorates from his constituency. “I have recovered well, however, I am still taking precautionary measures; this disease is extremely dangerous,” he told The Standard yesterday.

Recently Garissa County Health Department in partnership with the Kenya Red Cross launched a mass testing exercise in Garissa town.

Dahiye appreciated his family as well as constituents, whom he said followed up on his health during his stay in hospital.

“I could not pick the many calls that came through, but I have received all your prayers and appreciate your support a lot,” he said.

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