‘I Am Well:’ Oguna Denies Contracting Covid-19

Government Spokesman Colonel (Rtd) Cyrus Oguna has come out to refute the claims that he had been hospitalized in Nairobi after exhibiting Covid-19 symptoms.

The claims of the Government Spokesman testing positive for the virus were widely spread on social media over the weekend including by former Senior Director in the Presidential Strategic Communication Unit Dennis Itumbi.

In a statement on Sunday night, Oguna said he was well and had just returned from an assignment out of the city.

“We have noted reports on social media purporting that I have been admitted to the hospital. I wish to clarify that I am well and just got back from an assignment out of town,” he posted on Twitter.

Oguna is one of the members of the National Emergency Response Committee handling matters around the novel coronavirus. He together with his team has been touring the country to assess the level of preparedness in the counties against Covid-19.

In July the National Emergency Response Committee was in Embu county where they convened a press conference at the end of the day.


On Sunday the Ministry of Health did not hold their daily press conference on the coronavirus but sent a statement to newsrooms. Yesterday recorded 603 new infections, nine fatalities, and 682 recoveries.

Dennis Itumbi has since updated his Twitter post to include Uguna’s dismissal of the claim.

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