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Kenya records 9 new virus cases, one more death

CS Kagwe defends police, lashes out at 'unruly' Kenyans

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• Kagwe on Wednesday said counties were put in notice and a high-level team was dispatched to Siaya county led by Ministry of Health director general Dr Patrick Amoth.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during the daily Covid-19 briefing at Afya House on Wednesday, April 15, 2020.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during the daily Covid-19 briefing at Afya House on Wednesday, April 15, 2020.
Image: MERCY MUMO

Kenya has reported  nine new coronavirus cases, bringing the country's total number to 225 Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has said.

The new cases were reported from 803 samples tested in the last 24 hours.

All the new cases are Kenyans. None has a history of travel, nor were they from quarantine centres.

Five are from Nairobi, four are from Mombasa.

They are aged between nine and 69 years.

There were 12 new discharges, bringing to 53, the number who have recovered.

Another person died, bringing to 10 the number who have succumbed.

The CS said 2,336 contacts have been monitored and 455 contacts are being followed.

Kagwe on Wednesday said counties were put in notice and a high-level team was dispatched to Siaya county led by Ministry of Health director general Dr Patrick Amoth.

The team inspected the isolation units.

 
 

It also delivered supplies for health workers.

"This battle will be won by Kenyans working together... it's not a government task," Kagwe said.

The government received 18,900 swabs, protective clothing, thermometer gloves and equipment from the Jack Ma Foundation.

Another consignment of gowns and other equipment was also received from WHO.

"We are not out of danger," Kagwe said.

The CS hit out at Kenyans not cooperating with the police.

"This is akin to anarchy," he said.

The CS urged human rights organisations not only to defend citizens, but also the police.

He commended the police for ensuring the curfew is adhered to.