Kericho records its first two Covid-19 cases

A father and daughter tested postive, were hospitalised and their 35 contacts traced and quarantined.

SANITISE: Kericho Governor Paul Chepkwony receives hand sanitiser from vice chancellor of the University of Kabianga Prof Wilson Kipng'etich at governor's office on Monday
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In Summary

• Kericho county records its first two Covid-19-positive cases, a father and daughter. 

• Thirty-five of their contacts were traced and quarantined.

Kericho county has recorded its first two local Covid-19 cases, a father and daughter admitted to Kericho Level 4 Hospital.

Health officers traced 35 contacts and put them in quarantine. Details of the two cases were not immediately disclosed.

Last month, a non-resident truck driver tested positive, was treated for two weeks and discharged after two negative tests.

He was driving from Busia to his rural home in Makindu, Kitui county. He was detained at Kapsoit market in Kericho.

The man had tested positive in Busia but escaped. Police had his licence plate number and description and arrested him at Kapsoit market eight kilometres from Kericho town.

"That case was from Makindu in Eastern region,” Kericho Governor  Paul Chepkwony told reporters outside his office on Monday.

While receiving donations of detergents and sanitiser from the University of Kabianga on Monday, Chepkwony told residents the two local patients are expected to recover as the county is well equipped.

Seven lecturers, led by vice chancellor Wilson Kipngetich, donated 200 litres of handwashing soap and 200 litres of sanitiser to vulnerable groups.

The chancellor and deputy chancellor Eric Koech promised to donate food to orphanages, including Bethel Children's Home in Londiani and Litein Children's Home in Bureti.


(Edited by V. Graham)