The coronavirus deluge has not spared even the mighty.

In recent days, Members of Parliament, prominent government officials, top religious leaders, and ward representatives have been cornered by the virus.

Sources within Parliament have revealed that several lawmakers are battling Covid-19 in various hospitals in Nairobi, while others are self-isolating in their homes.

The clarion call to everyone has been: Wear your mask, wash your hands regularly and maintain physical distance.

Scientific research has proven that a three-plier face mask reduces the chances of one contracting Covid-19 by 50 per cent.

Perhaps, this this is what made Ainabkoi MP William Chepkut think that putting on two face masks would protect him more.

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A photo of the MP wearing two disposable protective gadgets went viral on social media platforms, causing uproarious comments.

The MP would later update his Twitter profile with the controversial picture.

Kenyans expressed mixed reactions, with some making fun of the photo and others saying the MP was merely seeking public attention.

Look at some of the comments we’ve sampled for you:

Semeh Labillan: “Chepkut has realised everyone is on their own. He knows MPs will not get helicopters as they asked.”

Alphonse Ngetich: “You are now becoming a real ‘cartoon’! Utafute sasa goggles na ufae ile tsho ya mama na @MwalimChurchill will have to fear for his audience.”

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Ken Kipchirchir: “This man is not serious at all, He thinks everybody is happy with his comedy. We want development in Ainabkoi.”

Otema KE: “I wonder if the people who voted for you see a serious person in their MP or a joker.”

Machuma Matara: “Even if you wear two masks, if you don’t sanitise, all will be in vain.”

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Robert Mwangi

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