Government Spokesperson Cyrus Oguna on Friday July 24, revealed that he had tested positive for Covid-19.
Taking to his social media pages, Oguna confirmed that he got tested after developing symptoms similar to the disease following a work assignment.
"The results came back positive for coronavirus and I am now receiving medical care and responding well to treatment at an isolation and treatment facility," he stated.
The government spokesperson added that contact tracing was ongoing and his family was okay.
"I urge all Kenyans to take this disease seriously and take all the necessary precautions to avoid getting infected," he maintained.
His admission comes after denying earlier reports that he had tested positive on July 20. Oguna allayed fears that he was admitted in hospital after contracting the deadly virus, clarifying that he was from an out of town assignment.
"We have noted reports on social media purporting that I have been admitted in hospital. I wish to clarify that I am well and just got back from an assignment out of town," Oguna noted at the time.
Oguna has been on a tour around the country alongside senior officials in the Ministry of Health including Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe to assess county preparedness.
Oguna becomes the third senior government official confirmed to have contracted the Covid-19 disease though the identities of the others remain unknown.
National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi in June 2020 confirmed that two MPs had tested positive for the disease.
The Ministry of Interior dismissed reports that CS Fred Matiang'i had been admitted in the Intensive Care Unit at the Aga Khan hospital over a Covid-19 infection.
"To all members of the public, please disregard the fake news and misinformation being spread on various outlets that CS Dr. Fred Matiangi is hospitalized. The claims are completely untrue," read the statement.