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Babu Owino thanks Uhuru for granting his request

By Fay Ngina | May 21st 2020

Embakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino is a happy man after President Uhuru Kenyatta granted his request to do COVID-19 mass testing in his constituency.

Taking to his social media handle, the legislator said that the mass testing was meant to help the poor and the sick.

Babu Owino, who could not hide his joy, says he had made a request to both the president and the Covid-19 Taskforce.

“A few weeks ago I made a request to the President and the Covid-19 Taskforce to do mass testing in our Constituency.

“I want to thank the President for granting this request,” said Babu Owino.

The legislator added that the COVID-19 mass testing will be conducted in Utawala and Lower Savanna (Soweto).

Babu Owino says they’ll continue to plead for mass testing in other Upper Savanna, Embakasi and Mihango wards.

According to the Embakasi East MP, those who will test positive for COVID-19 shall be provided with medical attention and their families attended to as well.

“People who test positive will be given adequate medical attention and their families well attended to avoid vicious infection.

“God bless our President Uhuru Kenyatta as he undertakes changes in the Jubilee Administration to enhance Government service delivery to the people of Kenya,” added the MP.

On Wednesday, Health CS announced that 66 more people had tested positive for the disease making it the highest number of cases recorded in day since the first announcement was made.

According to the Ministry of Health, the 66 cases were obtained from testing 2,621 samples bringing the total number of samples tested to 49,405.

The number of COVID-19 confirmed cases in the country currently stand at 1,029, with 366 total recoveries and 50 deaths.

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