President Uhuru Kenyatta has disclosed that he gave one of his sons a dressing-down after he flouted Covid-19 rules.
The President said that the young man, who is in Mombasa, sneaked out of home and hooked up with his girlfriend and other friends and went to party.
Someone known to the First Family spotted him and reported to his father, who did not hesitate to scold him.
“He decided one day to go out and I asked him a personal question: ‘You’ve gone out and enjoyed yourself but now you’ve come back and you are with your grandmother, who is 80 plus. If something happens to her, how will you live with yourself?'” the President recalled.
President Kenyatta that the fun-loving youth would live in denial if he infected his grandma with the coronavirus disease.
He reiterated that the fight against Covid-19 was more of a personal responsibility, adding that no one is immune.
“It is that son of mine I was telling that his grandmother’s life was in his hands. I asked him, what if something happens to her just because of one night to go and see his girlfriend or what,” the President said in an interview with NTV.
The Head of State appealed to the young people to be extra careful during this Covid-19pandemic.
Scientific research has shown that many young people with no pre-existing medical conditions are asymptomatic to Covid-19, but can still spread the disease unknowingly.
It has also been established that people aged between 21 and 39 have a higher chance of recovering from the respiratory illness.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe recently revealed only a small fraction of people aged between 30 and 39 have died of Covid-19 in Kenya. He noted that no one aged between 21 and 29 has succumbed so far.
Kagwe added that over 90 per cent of the Covid-19 patients did not have serious problems and had only been isolated to prevent them from spreading the disease.