Numerous MPs are in ICU after contracting COVID-19 in Nairobi


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At least four legislators at the national assembly have been admitted to different city hospitals for COVID-19 difficulties with one of the legislators on ICU.

According to sources, some parliamentary staff are also recognised as the third wave of the virus sweeps across the country.

The severely-ill MP coming from Kiambu county and was rushed to the Nairobi Hospital over the weekend.

After various medical tests, the lawmaker tested positive for coronavirus, sources reported.

His health deteriorated on Monday forcing his doctors to transfer him to the intensive care unit(ICU) where he was put on life support.

In the same hospital, another MP from Uasin Gishu has been receiving treatment for the last three weeks.

The MP was on Wednesday night moved from ICU to the general ward where the MP is still receiving treatment.

Another MP from Elgeyo Marakwet is also admitted at a different facility within Nairobi.

He has also been battling the virus for the last two weeks.

However, another MP from Nakuru county was taken to the hospital on Tuesday morning.

Speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi said his office was aware of the legislator's hospitalisation. He called on Kenyans to be extra careful.

“I want to wish them quick healing. We are praying for them and all other Kenyans who are in various hospitals receiving treatment,” the speaker said.

“I want to encourage all Kenyans to follow the safety measures that have been put in place by the Ministry of Health,” he added.

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