This is not the time to play politics with donations — Ministry of Health warns

By Vincent Kejitan | Saturday, Apr 11th 2020 at 16:27
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The Ministry of Health on Saturday warned politicians against using this period to try and gain popularity.

This message was communicated by Health CAS Dr Mercy Mwangangi while issuing the daily COVID-19 update.

In recent weeks, a number of politicians have been put on the spot for branding donated items meant to help in the fight against Coronavirus.

The most recent one was Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga who was bashed for putting his photos on bottles of sanitisers.

In his response, Kahiga said there was nothing wrong with putting his photo on the containers, adding that the bottles cost only Sh7 each. 

"Let us see the bigger picture. Let us not focus on non-issues.

"We got sanitisers worth Sh5million and we bought the bottles at Sh7 per bottle. 

"The big container was Sh9...And the labels cost Sh1. You would wonder why anyone would make an issue out of that," said the governor. 

He maintained that the most important thing at the moment was that Nyeri residents are now in a position to protect themselves from Coronavirus and the sanitisers would be distributed to markets.

On Saturday, Kenya recorded two more cases of coronavirus, bringing the national tally to 191 cases.

Two more patients were also discharged.

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