FIRST CASE

COVID-19: Don't blame patient, she was responsible – Kagwe

She went straight to hospital when she started feeling unwell.

In Summary
  • Kagwe says they've informed British high commission and American ambassador.
  • The patient has given information of everyone she has been in contact with.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe./Margaret Wanjiru
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe./Margaret Wanjiru

The woman who has tested positive for coronavirus should be commended, not condemned, for going to hospital, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has said.

"She has given information about everyone she has been in contact with. We have traced those who were on the flight with her," he said.

Kagwe praised the woman for going to hospital. "I want to thank her because the minute she started feeling unwell she felt she needed to go to a hospital," he said.

"She is a very responsible citizen...She has given us the names of the people she has been in contact with."

Kagwe said they have informed the British high commission and the American ambassador.

"This is an imported case, not a homegrown case...Hopefully, it might be an isolated case," he said.

The patient is a Kenyan citizen who returned on March 5 from the US via London, UK. Kagwe said the patient is stable, and she will not be released until she tests negative.

Edited by Josephine M. Mayuya