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Sunday May 31, 2020 – Former Starehe Member of Parliament, Bishop Margaret Wanjiru, has opened up on how she came to know she was COVID19 positive.

Speaking for the first time after she was discharged from hospital yesterday after successful treatment and healing from the virus, Wanjiru, who was in high spirits, assured Kenyans that she had fully recovered from the disease.

“I have received very good treatment from the doctors here and I’m grateful that I am well now,” she stated.

Wanjiru revealed that she experienced stomach discomfort after eating spoilt food.

She experienced diarrhea and went to see the doctor.

She added that she suspected food poisoning and while being treated for the infection, the doctor advised her to get tested for Covid-19.

“I didn’t go to the hospital because of the flu or a cough, I came here because of food poisoning, and after two days is when I was tested for COVID-19 and found to be positive.”

“It is the quick response that saved my life,” she told journalists.

Wanjiru revealed that she had been declared COVID19 free after two tests were conducted confirming her status.

The politician described her experience at the hospital as pleasant, commending the staff for the treatment she received.

“Let me just say everything here was superb. The food was good,” she added.

She further advised people to take proper precautions adding that those infected were people in her home, not a prayer meeting as alleged by a section of the media.

“Only members of my family were infected and home staff.”

“I was positive, together with two of my grandchildren and six of my staff,” she disclosed.

Wanjiru further noted that while receiving treatment, she was kept completely separate from her grandchildren, who were also in the hospital.

She pleaded with Kenyans to use masks on all occasions especially at home suggesting that a member of her staff could have been the source of infection.

The Bishop stated that she was going to give special thanks to God for healing her while advocating for everyone to take caution and treat the disease like any other disease.


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