CS Matiang’i says he’s not made of metal and not hospitalized as Kenya records 667 new covid-19 cases

Interior CS Fred Matiangi now says he has invited the DCI to establish the romours of his admission.

Matiangi in an interview on Friday said the claims of his hospitalisation had subjected him and his family to a lot of distress, forcing him to switch off his phone.

He said as a result he has filed a formal complaint with the National Police Service to establish the source of the rumours.

Director of Public Health Dr. Francis Kuria

Meanwhile, at least 50 of Kenya’s active Coronavirus patients are in Intensive Care according to  Director of Public Health Dr Francis Kuria.

This is out of 1,179 patients who are in various medical facilities in the country.

This comes as the country recorded 667 new cases of the virus  raising the country’s total to 16,268 on Friday.

The country’s fatalities were at 274 after 11 more succumbed including a child with rickets.

Speaking at the daily briefing, Kuria disputed claims of Nairobi county isolation centres being full.

He noted that the country’s capacity is a work in progress with the current number being 12,513 normal isolation beds and 498 ICU beds.

“We are making every arrangement to improve the capacity in Nairobi because this is where majority of the cases are. We will be advising the members of the Fourth Estate and the public of how we will be moving beginning next week,” he said.

Further, Kuria clarified that the cases announced by the ministry are from samples tested from rapid response teams.

He noted that there is no need for all the staff in government offices to be subjected to testing unless there was exposure.

“Our strategy still indicates that we test those who have symptoms and close contacts of those that have been identified as positive, not the entire building. It has to make scientific sense for testing for a whole building,” he said.


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