Popular Kenyan boy band group Sauti Sol woke up to sad news after their lead singer, Bien-Aime Alusa Baraza tested positive for Coronavirus, just before their much-awaited performance.
If you had been following closely, ever since Corona invaded the country, the music group had always expressed caution with COVID-19 measures.
The boys even had tests run for the 6 of them including their two signees, Nviiri the Storyteller and Bensoul, before going into isolation to focus on their music and map a way forward.
COVID-19 hits home
Unfortunately, the virus still did not spare them after Bien’s test results came back positive last week.
Speaking to a local publication, the artist revealed they had been scheduled for a performance in Uganda last week on Thursday.
But before then, he started having fever, joint aches and eye problems and thought it wise to seek medical attention.
“For the last couple of days, I have been indoors. I started feeling weak and so I decided since I was travelling to Uganda, I needed the tests done before. Only for me to test positive.”
Forcing him to go into quarantine to avoid spreading it to loved ones but cautioned;
“Corona will get anyone so long as we do not adhere to the said measures.”
Unfortunately, contracting the virus has come with its own baggage especially financially as he complains of the expensive treatment bills he has had to foot and still is.
“I feel the treatment is very expensive even for me. I have used KSh8k on medicine alone. Our healthcare system has not cushioned us. So once it gets to you, you may end up spending too much from your pockets. It could be worse since it could even kill you.”
Bien believes that everyone has the chance to save themselves not just the pain of contracting the virus but the financial load it comes a long with it.
Good news however is, his beloved, Chiki Kuruka tested negative from the virus.
We wish him well!