Ex-Starehe MP Bishop Margaret Wanjiru on oxygen support

Ex-Starehe MP Bishop Margaret Wanjiru on oxygen support

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FILE photo of Former Starehe Member of Parliament Bishop Margaret Wanjiru.

Reports have confirmed that Former Starehe MP Bishop Margaret Wanjiru is in hospital after being diagnosed with COVID-19.

According to a local daily, the former MP and founder of the Jesus Is Alive Ministries had hosted 18 people at her house before she fell ill.

The purpose of the said gathering still remains unclear.

The government in its directives has forbidden the gathering of more than 15 people in a bid to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

Eight of the 18 people she hosted also tested positive.

Additional statements from sources familiar with the case say the MP is currently in hospital and on oxygen.

It is unconfirmed whether the politician is on a ventilator or just an oxygen concentrator which would mean a less serious infection.

This came as Kenya confirmed 80 cases in a single day – 41 of them in Nairobi bringing the total to 1,109.

The first case of the coronavirus that has infected over five million globally was confirmed on March 13 in Kenya.

Since then, 50 people have died while 375 have recovered leaving the active cases in Kenya now at 613.

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