Gov Nyagarama's Family Issues Update on His Health

  • Nyamira governor John Nyangarama
    Nyamira governor John Nyangarama
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  • The family of Nyamira Governor John Nyangarama on Thursday, December 17, issued an update on his health.

    Nyangarama's son, Gideon Momanyi, dismissed reports going round on social media and indicated that the governor was in hospital and was recuperating well.

    “This is to inform the general public that the governor is well and recuperating in hospital and any reports doing the round in social media should be treated as rumours," Momanyi stated.

    The late Nyamira Governor John Nyangarama
    The late Nyamira Governor John Nyangarama
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    His sentiments were backed up by Nyamira County Secretary James Ntabo who also confirmed the governor was well and warned Kenyans of spreading rumours.

    "Let the media and social media users be responsible and fair to the family and friends of the governor including employees of the county government of Nyamira," he stated.

    Reports indicated that the governor was in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Nairobi Hospital and is allegedly suffering from Covid-19 complications.

    He is said to have been put on life support on Sunday night, December 13, following his admission to the hospital three weeks ago.

    As of Wednesday, the country has recorded 92,853 Covid-19 cases. Of this 74,403 have recovered and 1,614 have succumbed.

    810 patients are admitted in various health facilities countrywide and 6,172 on Home Based Isolation and Care.

    46 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 23 of whom are on ventilatory support, and 16 on supplemental oxygen while another 7 are on observation.

    Another 47 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen out of whom 36 are in the general wards. 11 are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

    A medical practitioner dressed in protective gear at Coronavirus isolation and treatment facility in Mbagathi District Hospital on Friday, March 6, 2020.
    A medical practitioner dressed in protective gear at the Coronavirus isolation and treatment facility in Mbagathi District Hospital on Friday, March 6, 2020.
    Simon Kiragu
    Kenyans.co.ke