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Kenyans cried for freedom, now take care to stay alive - Kagwe

Kenyans cried for freedom, now take care to stay alive - Kagwe

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• The CS also stated that men are the most affected by the virus as the numbers keep rising.

•"Men have been leading with the most numbers compared to women and it is because men are not wearing masks. If you walk around, you will see that women are walking around with masks. Men should be more careful," he pointed out.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during the daily Covid-19 briefing on May 28, 2020.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during the daily Covid-19 briefing on May 28, 2020.
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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has urged Kenyans to take Covid-19 containment measures seriously to save their lives.

"We beg you, we insist, that you stay alive. Don’t die," he said.

Kagwe spoke during the daily Covid-19 briefing which was held in Nakuru on Thursday as ministry officials assessed the level of preparedness of the counties.

The CS insisted that all Kenyans should take responsibility for staying safe.

"The only way you will not die is by following protocols clearly. Watu walisema wanataka kufunguliwa, freedom ikaja on the 6th, (People said they want the lockdown lifted and freedom came on the 6th) but freedom comes with responsibility," said.

The CS also stated that men are the most affected by the virus as the numbers keep rising.

"Men have been leading with the most numbers compared to women and it is because men are not wearing masks. If you walk around, you will see that women are walking around with masks. Men should be more careful," he pointed out.

Kenya on Thursday recorded 421 new cases of Covid-19, raising the country's total confirmed cases to 11,673.

The new cases emerged from 3,895 samples that were tested in the last 24 hours as the cumulative samples tested so far come to 230,096.

Kenya’s capacity to test has increased threefold since the first few cases in March.

From the new cases, the youngest is one year old while the oldest 93 years.

In terms of gender, 297 are male while 124 are female.

Eight more patients have succumbed to the virus, raising fatalities in the country to 217.