Media personality Caroline Mutoko was on Tuesday put on the spot for blaming the rising number of Covid-19 infections among men on behaviour.
The former radio host stated that men often overlook simple hygiene and it might be the reason why more men have succumbed to the virus.
Through a video shared on her YouTube channel, Mutoko added that men are putting their families at risk by disregarding the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health.
“You hate water…somebody has to beg you to wash your hands and this was pre-covid.
“Because you are mentally predisposed to shy away from hygiene, corona is coming for you,” she said.
Further, she castigated men for indulging in unhealthy meals under the guise that fruits and vegetables belong to women and children.
Mutoko praised women for adhering to the guidelines given, suggesting it might be the reason why infection rates are quite low among them.
This, however, did not go down well with a section of netizens who bashed her for laying blame on men.
Nehemiah Bosire: Until a vaccine is ready, just listen to experts. So you telling me, men all over the globe, poor hygienic practices is the sole source of gender disparity with regards to infection rates??. Caroline mutoko argument was very shallow, and with no scientific basis, pure guessing.
Lusichec: I don't have a problem with what Caroline mutoko is saying about men but there is the way she is talking.
Kerubo: I think there are several reasons why most men are contracting the virus as compared to women apart from what Caroline Mutoko is saying Men hustle more Men go out there to provide for their families Men are highly exposed thus making them be at a higher risk It's all clear.
Others, however, agreed with her saying a number of men had thrown caution to the wind.
In recent weeks, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has called on men to emulate women and practice the health guidelines issued to keep the virus at bay.
The CS stated that habits such as drinking and chewing miraa were contributing to the rising numbers.