Government Spokesperson Colonel (Rtd) Cyrus Oguna now says he tested positive for COVID-19.
This comes days after he dismissed claims that he had been admitted at a hospital in Nairobi.
Through Government Spokesperson twitter handle, Oguna now says that he developed mild coronavirus related symptoms after returning from an assignment out of town. Upon testing, his results came back positive for COVID-19.
Social media reports were rife on Sunday, July 19 claiming that Oguna together with two other Cabinet Secretaries had tested positive for COVID-19 and had been hospitalised as a result.
Former Senior Director in the Presidential Strategic Communication Unit Dennis Itumbi and former Senator Boni Khalwale are among those who had shared about Oguna medical status.
Cyrus Oguna’s statement reads…
“Recently, having come from an assignment out of town, I developed mild coronavirus related symtopms 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. Contact tracing is on-going and my family is ok.
I urge all Kenyans to take this disease seriously and take all the necessary precautions to avoid getting infected.”
Being a member of the National Emergency Response Committee that has been tasked with handling the coronavirus pandemic in the country, Oguna has been visiting different counties assessing their preparedness to combat the virus.