CS Kagwe warns of 28,000 COVID-19 deaths if measures not adhered to

Medics moving a Coronavirus patient./COURTESY

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has warned that more than 28,000 people might die from COVID-19 if people fail to adhere to measures put up by the Ministry of Health and government to curb the disease.

“This is not a time for cat and mouse games, and going forward what the people who are modelling for us are telling us is that the number of people who will die or not die in this country will depend purely on the level of discipline that we exhibit going forward,” the CS said.

“There are models that say that we could lose as many as 28,000 Kenyans as a result of this disease unless we start observing certain measures and ensuring we do social distancing and other measures we’ve been told,” he added.

His warning came just after a group of fake bereaved traveled to Homa Bay County from Nairobi in a Hearse vehicle in the name of going for a burial.

The CS said the group even bought a coffin, to enable them pass through roadblocks when traveling out of the Nairobi Metropolitan area.

The driver of the vehicle ended up transporting the virus to Homa Bay County as he tested positive for COVID-19.