Former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has tested positive for COVID-19.
Kidero and his family underwent a COVID-19 test on Tuesday, April 6 after the ex-county boss exhibited COVID-19 symptoms.
Kidero says that he has tested positive just a week after he received his COVID-19 vaccine on March 29, 2021.
“Fellow Kenyans, I got vaccinated against Covid-19 last Monday (29/03/2021) which was followed by COVID-19 like reaction three days later. As a family, We all had COVID tests done yesterday, whose results I have just received. Everybody else is negative except me,” said Kidero in a statement.
He is now calling upon his team members, with whom he has had contact with to go and get tested too.
“It’s my appeal to Kenyans to continue observing the ministry of health protocols on COVID; wear masks, wash hands with soap and clean, flowing water, use alcohol based hand sanitizers and get vaccinated.”
The Ministry of Health has advised Kenyans that one can still contract COVID-19, even after contracting the coronavirus. Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi said the vaccine only serves to boost the immune system for it to fight the novel virus.
Thousands of U.S citizens have tested positive for COVID-19 despite receiving both a first and second dose of a COVID-19 vaccination.
Doctors say there was some known potential for people to test positive for the virus after being fully vaccinated.