Kenya has recorded its first ever coronavirus recovery case, President Uhuru Kenyatta has confirmed.
In a press conference on Wednesday evening, President Kenyatta confirmed that one of the coronavirus patients in Kenya has been tested to have fully recovered from the pandemic.
However, the head of state confirmed three more cases, bringing total number of confirmed cases to 28.
He further directed the National Treasury to offer 100% tax relief to persons earning less than Sh24,000, with Income tax going down from 30% to 25%.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe had on Tuesday March 24 announced 9 more cases that had brought total number of cases to 25.
CS Kagwe however, slammed a section of Kenyan citizens for allegedly refusing to abide by government directives on combating the spread of the coronavirus.
Since the first positive case of Covid-19 was recorded in Kenya on March 13, 2020, the government has come up with a raft of measures aimed at decongesting public places and improving hygiene all in the name of containing the novel disease.
Among these measures have included imposing of self-quarantine for Kenyans who jet back into the country from coronavirus-hit areas; shutting down of bars and restaurants; suspension of church services and burials; as well as slashing the number of passengers in public service vehicles by half.
However, according to CS Kagwe, some Kenyans have continuously disregarded these directives every step of the way, choosing instead to put their lives – and those of others close to them – at risk.
The tough-talking CS, speaking during a press conference at Afya House, noted that this reckless behavior by some few individuals may eventually cost the nation a big deal in the fight against the coronavirus.