Govt's Mass Text About Corona Virus Raises Questions

  • Ministry of Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe addresses the media
    Ministry of Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe addresses the media from the Mbagathi District Hospital on Friday, March 6, 2020
    Simon Kiragu
  • Health CS, Mutahi Kagwe, announced the government's next causes of action regarding the deadly coronavirus disease on March 6, 2020.

    During a presser at the launch of a treatment and isolation camp at Mbagathi Hospital, Nairobi,  the health CS stated that the government was keen on protecting its citizens and that there should be no cause of alarm.

    He added that the ministry was sending messages to inform the general public on updates about the disease. 

    Medical practitioners at a Coronavirus isolation and treatment facility in Mbagathi District Hospital on Friday, March 6, 2020.
    Medical practitioners at a Coronavirus isolation and treatment facility in Mbagathi District Hospital on Friday, March 6, 2020.
    Simon Kiragu
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    However, a number of Kenyans had tried calling the toll free number through, which Kenyans were supposed to alert the government, but it was not going through.

    [Kenya Health Ministry will be sending info on CoronaVirus. TOLL-FREE Line: 0800721316. Before roaming, Dial *265#, DONT MISS FREE Tips. Stop*456*9*5]

    Speaking on phone with Kenyans.co.ke, Cyrus Oguna confirmed that the issue was going to be looked into. 

    The Health CS warned Kenyans against xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals.

    "This nation has always been known as a caring and are a welcoming nation. Let us not suffer from xenophobia," he urged.

    "Not everyone who looks in such a way has the disease, we should not be the ones discriminating against anyone," he added.