Thursday May 21, 2020 – The Government of President Uhuru Kenyatta may be considering putting Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula under mandatory quarantine.
This is after it emerged that he may have been exposed to COVID19 following the death of his brother, Tony Waswa, who died of COVID19.
Waswa was laid to rest on Wednesday, May 20th, at his Kabuchai family homestead in Bungoma County.
Bungoma County health workers who attended the burial, wore hazmat suits and backpack sprayers, which they used to sanitise the casket of the departed, raising questions among locals.
Another Covid19 burial procedure that was adhered to was wrapping the coffin in a sheet of translucent polythene.
While addressing journalists outside Afya House on Wednesday, CS Mutahi Kagwe was asked whether the Senator may have been exposed and whether he will put his colleagues at risk in case his brother died of Covid19.
Kagwe deviated from the question but disclosed that health officials will investigate the issue.
“The standard procedure in contact tracing is that it is assumed that if you have been in contact with a person who tested positive or died of Covid19, then you are a contact and you could be exposed to the virus.”
“In terms of our containment particularly if exposed, you must be tested and also quarantined.”
“We cannot respond to that question until we certify that what you are saying is true that he could have died of Covid-19,” Kagwe disclosed.
According to sources, Waswa succumbed after a long illness at the Aga Khan Hospital, Nairobi.
He was an aide to Wetangula’s younger brother, Timothy Wanyonyi, the Westlands MP and an Orange Democratic Movement Party member.
The Kenyan DAILY POST