Caroline Mutoko under fire for blaming Covid-19 cases on men’s behaviour
By Vincent Kejitan
| July 21st 2020
Media personality Caroline Mutoko was on Tuesday put on the
spot for blaming the rising number of Covid-19 infections among men on
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
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
The CS stated that habits such as drinking and chewing miraa
were contributing to the rising numbers.
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