A Mt Kenya politician who tested positive for Covid-19 days after meeting Deputy President William Ruto at his Karen residence in Nairobi has come out to clarify on how he contracted the virus.
Speaking to a local news publication on Thursday August 6, 2020, Muteti Murimi, a Kirinyaga politician and 2022 parliamentary aspirant acknowledged that indeed he had contracted the virus a few days after the meeting, but maintained he wasn’t ill when he met the DP.
The politician met Ruto alongside a section of young entrepreneurs from the Mt. Kenya Region.
The group held a consultative meeting with Ruto and later on posed for a photo session.
His response came shortly after a section of Kenyans on Facebook launched attacks on him with accusations of flouting (Coronavirus) Covid-19 rules when meeting Ruto.
“I tested positive two weeks ago but I have already recovered and I am now negative. I was on self isolation and was treated from home. I was well when I went to Karen that Monday (July 20), so the issue of the DP should not arise here,” he was quoted saying.
He added that all Covid-19 measures were observed during their meeting, maintaining that the DP should not isolate since he was not sick when he visited his Karen residence.
He however, stated that he started experiencing some chest complications and went to hospital and results turned positive.