ODM Leader Admitted to ICU After Contracting Covid-19 Virus

  • ODM National Youth Coordinator Benson Musungu in the company of Embakasi East MP Babu Owino and a colleague in Kibra in 2019.
    ODM National Youth Coordinator Benson Musungu in the company of Embakasi East MP Babu Owino and a colleague in Kibra in 2019.
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  • Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) National Youth Coordinator Benson Musungu has been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Aga Khan Hospital after contracting the dreaded Covid-19.

    Musungu was fast to share the heartbreaking news with his supporters on his social media accounts, noting that "good people, it's true I am at Agakhan Hospital in my 6th day in ICU after turning Covid-19 positive. Guys, it is real. I thank God so far."

    Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke, ODM Director of Communications Philip Etale noted that Musungu was responding well to treatment and would soon be discharged.

    "He is responding well, in fact, he has posted that he is responding well to treatment. He was admitted on Wednesday last week but so far so good. His family has tested negative, the wife and daughter. So there is no cause for alarm.

    ODM National Youth Coordinator Benson Musungu with former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
    ODM National Youth Coordinator Benson Musungu with former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
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    "What we are doing is to pray for him. We are asking every other person around to take precautions because Covid-19 is real. It is not a fallacy and it can affect anyone," stated Etale. 

    He was taken ill on Wednesday, June 3, but his wife and daughter tested negative for the virus.

    Etale further pointed out that ODM party is covering his hospital bill as part of a medical cover that the official enjoys at the party.

    "He has medical insurance taken care of by the party. The party is taking care of everything through insurance. Our staff are well catered for and everything will be sorted," he added.

    The disease, which has so far claimed 84 lives since hitting the country in March and infected over 2,700 people has not spared leaders.

    Former Starehe Member of Parliament Bishop Margaret Wanjiru was admitted at Agha Khan Hospital on May 21, after being diagnosed with Covid-19.

    After her discharge on Saturday, May 30, the bishop revealed at a press briefing that she had fully recovered from te disease.

    "I have received very good treatment from the doctors here and I'm grateful that I am well now.

    "I didn't go to the hospital because of the flu or a cough, I came here because of food poisoning, and after two days is when I was tested for Covid-19 and found to be positive. It is the quick response that saved my life," she disclosed.

    The Aga Khan Hospital located in Kisumu
    The Aga Khan Hospital located in Kisumu
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