Former Starehe MP Bishop Margaret wanjiru is in hopsital.
Sources say that the Jesus Is Alive Ministries founder has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
She is said to have hosted 18 people in her Runda home, eight of whom also tested positive for COVID-19. This, despite, the government’s directive of banning all gatherings of more than 15 people.
Reports indicate that she is currently in ICU but in a stable condition. All her contacts have been traced and taken to quarantine.
This comes at a time when Kenya registered a new record on her new daily coronavirus cases.
The former MP is currently in hospital on oxygen, according to sources familiar with the case.
Yesterday, Kenya confirmed 80 cases in a single day – 41 of them in Nairobi bringing the total to 1,109.
The first case of the coronavirus that has infected over five million globally was confirmed on March 13 in Kenya.
Since then, 50 people have died while 375 have recovered leaving the active cases in Kenya now at 613.
The 80 new cases reported from 3,102 samples marked the highest daily rise in infections since the first case was reported on March 13. This brings the national tally to 1,109.
The new cases are spread in seven counties, with Nairobi accounting for 41, Mombasa 20, Siaya seven, Kwale six, Garissa three, Kajiado two and Taita Taveta one.
In Nairobi, Kibra had the biggest spike with 13 infections, followed by Westlands (nine), Lang’ata (five), Ruaraka (three); while Embakasi East, Embakasi West, Starehe, Kasarani and Dagoretti North recorded two cases each. Dagoretti South recorded one case.
Mombasa’s cases were in Mvita (six), Jomvu (five), Likoni (four), Changamwe (three) and Kisauni two.
In Siaya, the seven cases were found in Ugenya, while in Kwale the six cases are in Msambweni (five) and Matuga (one). Garissa’s cases were recorded in Ifo Camp (two) and Hagadera (one).
In Kajiado, the two cases are from Kajiado Central while the one case in Taita-Taveta is of a truck driver.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe gave details of how mourners from Nairobi took the virus to Siaya.
“Somebody in Kibra, without the authority to authorise anybody to travel, signed a document that allowed and was respected by police all the way from Kibra to Siaya,” said Mr Kagwe.
He added that the more people flout the measures, the more the virus is going to spread further. “There is a reason why there was a cessation of movement in and out of Nairobi,” he said.
Mr Kagwe revealed that 40 truck drivers – 39 Tanzanians and one Burundian – tested positive and were all returned to Tanzania. The cases were discovered in Namanga (25), Lunga Lunga (six), Taveta (five) and Isebania (four).
Further, the government has directed all staff at points of entry, including customs, port health, security and immigrations to take the Covid-19 test.
At the same time, more than 1,500 people have been charged at the Milimani magistrate courts for flouting Covid- 19 rules in two weeks.
The offences included breaching curfew, failing to maintain social distance and wearing a face mask while in public.
Most of the offenders were found guilty and fined between Sh200 and Sh1,000. Those unable to raise the fine were sentenced to community service.