Nairobi-based preacher Robert Burale has lauded a doctor for taking care of him and standing by his side as he fought for his life against Covid-19.
Burale, who is better known as a motivational speaker, a week ago announced that he had fully recovered from the deadly coronavirus disease.
He took to his Instagram to unveil the face of the stunningly beautiful doctor, noting that pain could sometimes lead one to strangers who would become great friends.
“Help me to celebrate this great doctor, who stood by me and stuck out her neck during my pain season. Came to see me in hospital and also bravely faced ‘some’ people on my behalf. Spoke when I could not speak. Doctor, may the Lord bless you big time! May you always see the Goodness of God…you have a heart of gold. This world is better with people like you. Dr Lyndize, you are loved and appreciated,”
Burale, who doubles as a transformational speaker, image consultant, trainer, mentor and minister of the gospel, movingly expressed his gratitude to her.
On 6th July, he announced that he had contracted Covid-19. He had been tested at Nairobi Hospital, where he had been taken on developing breathing problems soon after recording a Facebook programme that he runs.
A few days after he was admitted, he had a video of him struggling to breathe, urging Kenyans to protect themselves, as the virus was real.
However, the news was not well-received by some Kenyans, as they claimed that he had been paid to act over the virus.
Burale was saddened by those who thought he was only acting for pay.
He urged Kenyans to pray for the health workers who are in the front-line to save lives as the pandemic continues to ravage the world.
“For anyone who thinks this thing is a joke… may the Lord have mercy on you. Please guys be careful… where did I get it? Your guess is as good as mine… I wish I knew… I have seen the doctors and nurses work so hard to keep people alive… please remember these front-line warriors in prayer… encourage them.”
Kenya Film Classification Board CEO Ezekiel Mutua was among people who sent messages of quick recovery to the city preacher.
He condemned those who had made jokes on Burale’s illness.
“Never mock a man when he’s down. Never speculate, make jokes or be cynical about people’s health. We are all human and you can be fine one minute and the next all hell breaks loose. We are all so close to the edge. Life is fickle!” tweeted Dr Mutua.
Day’s later, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe declined to be drawn into the controversy stirred by the claims that Burale had been paid to pretend that he contracted the virus.
Speaking in Mombasa during his daily Covid-19 update, Kagwe said he could not respond to rumours on the preacher’s well-being as he had no idea who he was.