Alarm as two more top Kenyan journalists test positive for Coronavirus

Numbers are multiplying by the day in Kenya’s newsrooms as more journalists come out to test positive for Coronavirus since the month started.

First was Citizen TV journalist Stephen Letoo then his colleague Jeff Koinange and soon after media houses in the country got alarmed that more of their journalists might have actually contracted the disease from interactions.

Citizen TV studios

Mass testing was done across the board and the most recent Covid-19 statistics have put NTV and BBC in the limelight as two more journalists test positive.

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The strikingly beautiful NTV’s Jamdown show host, Miss Katiwa broke the news to fans over the weekend, compelling her to isolate even though she has been responding well so far.

My beautiful people, I got tested for COVID 19 and MY results came ,am POSITIVE for COVID 19,I have been in isolation and I am doing great, I didn’t show signs at fst but later on they started appearing, my family is well informed about it and am sure am going to come out strong.

NTV’s Miss Katiwa tests positive for Covid-19

Ian Wafula

The most recent case is BBC journalist Ian Wafula who opened up about his condition that has been around for a while, being asymptomatic in the first week before signs started showing the following week.

Got my results earlier today and I tested positive for COVID19. Have spent the last 4 months covering the pandemic and even did a story on “Do you know somebody?” Well now I do. I remember last week Monday feeling slight headaches, itchy throat, slight chest pain and lack of taste but that was it.

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BBC’s Ian Wafula

He has since left hospital for home-based care.

Dr. Wasike here is a gem; treated me with utmost care. Told me how to take care of myself moving forward and she had been very calm and professional. I’m the first patient she has had to break the news to. She was glad that I’ve been exercising and trying to keep safe.With her guidance I’ll self-isolate at home. All is well.

BBC’s Ian Wafula tests positive for Covid-19

Messages of comfort have since been pouring in as Kenyans stand with the two journalists. Quick recovery to them!

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Gloria Katunge