Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu has been hospitalised at a Nairobi hospital after testing positive for COVID-19 related complications, Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has revealed.
Speaking at the Skiza Thanksgiving Ceremony in Gatanga Murang’a County on Tuesday, July 27, the Maendeleo Chap Chap party leader said Ngilu was unable to attend the ceremony after contracting the virus.
“The first thing is to bring greetings and also a request to remember our sister Charity Ngilu who could not come because she is suffering from COVID-19,” Mutua said.
It is understood that in March, the Kitui Governor received the Covid-19 vaccine which she said was inspired by President Uhuru Kenyatta who received that jab.
“Just like many other Kenyans who were fearful, I was apprehensive. I got the inspiration to get vaccinated after the President did the same,” Ngilu said.
Although Alfred Mutua did not give much about Ngilu’s wellbeing, he said the county chief has been hospitalised at Nairobi Hospital and called upon the political class to adhere to COVID-19 containment measures to flatten the curve.
Kenyans have been outraged by politicians’ move to violate government regulations put in place to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.
This was evident during today’s event where hundreds of local artists and politicians mingled at the event, which was held at the home of Royal Media Services owner SK Macharia in Gatang’a.
Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga was present, flanked on the side by a number of leaders, including Siaya Senator James Orengo and Murang’a Governor Mwangi wa Iria.
The politicians and musicians gathered to express gratitude to the government for waiving taxes on their Skiza tunes earnings.