Home News PS Foreign Affairs tests positive for Covid-19, hands over duties

PS Foreign Affairs tests positive for Covid-19, hands over duties

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary Macharia Kamau has tested positive for the novel covid-19.

News of the PS testing positive first surfaced online on the 30th of July 2020.

Jane Kariuki, head of communications at the Foreign Affairs ministry, confirmed this information. According to her, the PS found out he was positive on Friday the 24th of July 2020. Since then, he has been self-isolating at his home.

However, Jane expressed the Ministry’s disappointments after the information was leaked. She further added that PS Kamau had not issued out authority to anyone to disclose that information.

“It’s clearly a violation of privacy because they didn’t have the authority to share the conversation with the whole country. We might have to seek legal address,” she added.

Jane also said that they had informed the PS, and they might seek legal address.

According to Jane, the PS had also delegated some of his duties to ambassador Tom Amollo (Political and Democratic Secretary). He, however, will perform his other duties from home.

PS tests positive for coronavirus
Foreign Affairs PS Macharia Kamau with Rwanda’s High Commissioner to Kenya James Kimonyo in 2018

He only has mild symptoms.

According to Jane, PS Macharia was experiencing minor flu-like symptoms. She further explained that he was progressing well.

The Ministry of Health had also tested other Staff at the Ministry in line with Covid-19 precautionary measures. The workers are also adhering to strict Covid-19 health regulations, which maintains calmness at the Foreign Affairs Ministry.

From the leaked WhatsApp conversation, The PS was against how the Ministry of Health was conducting contact tracing. The discussion also claimed that there was no insurance cover for Covid-19 patients.

These allegations come after blogger Allai also complained that health insurance companies did not want to foot coronavirus related bills.

However, the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) claimed that they would foot bills for their Covid-19 positive. But, they will only cover bills if the patients go to public hospitals (Mbagathi County hospital, Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral, and Research hospital, and the Kenyatta National Hospital).

Related news

DCI goes after KANU officials over Gideon Moi’s forged signature in property scandal

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations is going after officials from the the Kenya African National Union (KANU) party. The senior officials allegedly forged Gideon...

DCI alarmed by the number of mobile money lending apps defrauding Kenyans

The Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has raised concerns regarding the rise of fake mobile money lending apps used to con Kenyans. The DCI noted...

Mediheal exposed for racism and discriminating Kenyan medics

A nurse working at The Mediheal hospital in Eastleigh exposed the rot in the hospital through blogger Alai seeking help. The nurse started by identifying...

I don’t trust my wife but I love her so much...

Celebrated Milele FM radio show presenter Alex Mwakideu has revealed that despite loving his wife, he does not trust her. While appearing on Dr.King’ori’s Wicked...

Government speaks after Tanzania bans Kenyan flights from landing into the...

Foreign Affairs Chief Administrative Secretary Ababu Namwamba on Friday 1 August 2020 made it clear that the relationship between Kenya and Tanzania was indispensable. This...

Uhuru’s allies go after Gideon Moi accuse him of reluctance to...

A section of President Uhuru Kenyatta allies has gone in hard on Baringo Senator Gideon Moi accusing him of influencing appointments in lucrative posts...

Netizens tear down Natalie Tewa after alleged threats to Edgar Obare’s...

On Friday night, the 31st of July 2020 reports of Edgar Obare's life being in danger surfaced online through blogger Xtian Dela. Dela mobilized netizens...

FOLLOW US

15,749FansLike
3,484FollowersFollow

NEWS JUST IN

DCI goes after KANU officials over Gideon Moi’s forged signature in...

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations is going after officials from the the Kenya African National Union (KANU) party. The senior officials allegedly forged Gideon...

DCI alarmed by the number of mobile money lending apps defrauding...

The Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has raised concerns regarding the rise of fake mobile money lending apps used to con Kenyans. The DCI noted...

Diana left embarrassed after Bahati publicly denied her request for baby...

On her latest YouTube Vlog, Diana was left embarrassed after her spouse Bahati blatantly refused her request for baby number 3. The couple had earlier...

Edgar Obare arraigned in court and charged

Detectives arraigned controversial blogger and YouTuber Edgar Obare aka the tea master in court today. They charged him with publication of private and personal...

Mediheal exposed for racism and discriminating Kenyan medics

A nurse working at The Mediheal hospital in Eastleigh exposed the rot in the hospital through blogger Alai seeking help. The nurse started by identifying...

Kenyans turn against Sakaja as traitor banners appear on highways

Nairobi senator Johnson Sakaja's relationship with Nairobians seems to be hanging on a thin thread after Nairobians woke up to anti-Sakaja banners on highways. The...
Loading...