President Uhuru Kenyatta has held a live video conversation with two Kenyans who have recovered from the coronavirus disease.
The President, who was at State House, Nairobi, chatted in a live video call with the two, who were at the Ministry of Health’s Afya House headquarters.
Brenda, who was the first person to test positive for Covid-19 in the country, disclosed that she had came from overseas when she started exhibiting symptoms of the dreaded virus.
She immediately sought medical attention at Mbagathi Hospital in Nairobi, where she was diagnosed with the disease.
“When I started having a cough and a headache, I went to Mbagathi Hospital because I had information that they were doing tests for Covid-19,” she said with a broad smile.
The grateful Kenyan thanked medical personnel who attended to her for the 23 days she was in isolation.
Brian is another Kenyan, who has also survived the coronavirus disease.
He contracted the disease after close contact with the first patient, Brenda.
Brian is among the people who were traced by the government after interacting with the diagnosed patients.
“I’m a victim of the first patient. After interacting with her and being a patriotic Kenyan, I took myself to the hospital,” he said.
The two urged their fellow citizens to observe all safety guidelines issued by the government and World Health Organization (WHO) to curb the spread of Covid-19.
They also appealed to Kenyans to seek medical attention when they experience symptoms related to the coronavirus.
President Kenyatta thanked the two Kenyans for their bravery, which has seen them overcome the disease.
“With these two who have successfully recovered, there is hope we shall overcome,” the President said.
The Head of State also said he was longing to meet Brian and Brenda in the next few days.
“The Health CS (Mutahi Kagwe) should organise when I will meet the two in person to show the country that this disease can be treated,” he said.