IN ISOLATION

Kidero tests positive for Covid days after receiving vaccine

Kidero received his vaccination last week on Monday.

In Summary

• Kidero and his family went for a test on Tuesday. But the results which were delivered on Wednesday showed that he was the only one infected with the virus.

• Kidero said he is going into isolation for the next two weeks.

Former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero speaks during prayer service at Asumbi catholic church in Rangwe constituency on February 21,2021
Former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero speaks during prayer service at Asumbi catholic church in Rangwe constituency on February 21,2021
Image: ROBERT OMOLLO

Former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has tested positive for Covid-19 days after being vaccinated against the virus.

The former county chief confirmed he tested positive on Wednesday morning through his Facebook account.

He had been vaccinated on Monday last week at Gertrude Children’s Hospital in Nairobi.

After the vaccination last week, Kidero who has declared his interest in the Homa Bay gubernatorial seat in 2022, said he got symptoms related to Covid-19.

Evans Kidero getting his Covid-19 vaccine on March 29, 2021.
Evans Kidero getting his Covid-19 vaccine on March 29, 2021.
Image: EVANS KIDERO/FACEBOOK

“I got vaccinated against Covid-19 last Monday (29/03/2021) which was followed by Covid-19 like reaction three days later,” he wrote on his social media account.

Kidero and his family went for a test on Tuesday.

But the results which were delivered on Wednesday showed that he was the only one infected with the virus.

Kidero said he is going into isolation for the next two weeks.

Kidero is among people other people who want to succeed Homa Bay Governor Cyprian Awiti in 2022.

He is expected to compete with Deputy Governor Hamilton Orata, former Kasipul MP Oyugi Magwanga, woman representative Gladys Wanga, Businessman Jared Kiasa, county secretary Isaiah Ogwe, Finance executive Nicholas K’Oriko, Businessman Louis Ogingo and Kuppet secretary-general Akelo Misori.