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If I had Covid-19 I would be the first to go public — Interior CS Fred Matiang’i

By Vincent Kejitan | July 25th 2020

Interior CS Fred Matiang’i on Friday dismissed claims that he had tested positive for Coronavirus.

Speaking during an interview at his Harambee House office, CS Matiang’i said he had taken three tests that had all turned negative.

He acknowledged that the level of exposure of leaders is higher due to numerous interactions but he is in perfect shape.

“If I was sick of COVID-19 I will be the first to go public with it because there is nothing to hide. I have been tested three times because our level of exposure is high because of high interactions.

“I am not made of metal, neither are my colleagues. We are human beings who get sick all the time because we are not heavenly. We go to hospital all the time…” he said.

Matiang’i, however, stated that the rumours had subjected his family to distress and police are already looking for the source of the malicious allegations.

“I feel for my family. My innocent wife and children who have their own lives to live but they have to endure this kind of rumours. They are private citizens who have to pay a heavy price because one of them is in public service.

“I have told the DCI and the Inspector General of Police and they are trying to investigate. We hope that we shall get to the bottom of the situation,” he said.

Earlier on Friday, Government Spokesperson Cyrus Oguna revealed that he had tested positive for Coronavirus.

Through a statement to newsrooms, Oguna said he recently developed mild symptoms after an assignment out of town and he later tested positive.

He, however, stated that he is responding well to treatment and is currently is self-isolation.

“Recently, having come from an assignment out of town, I developed mild coronavirus related symptoms and got tested.

“The results came back positive for Coronavirus and I am now receiving medical care and responding well to treatment at an isolation and treatment facility.

“I urge all Kenyans to take this disease seriously and take all the necessary precautions to avoid getting infected,” read a statement to newsrooms.

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