President Uhuru Kenyatta and his family are safe and healthy, State House said on Monday following reports that four staffers had tested positive for Coronavirus.
In a statement, State House Spokesperson Kanze Dena said that during last week’s mass COVID-19 testing held on Thursday June 11, 2020, four members of staff were found to have contracted the disease.
The infected officers were admitted at the Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral, and Research Hospital for treatment.
As part of proactive measures being implemented to contain the spread of COVID-19, State House staff are regularly tested for the disease.
The tests are conducted on all staff including President Uhuru Kenyatta and members of his family.
Families and close contacts of the affected officers are also being attended to.
“To strengthen COVID-19 containment measures, extra access protocols for State House staff residing outside the compound and visitors have been rolled out,” read the statement.
“State House would also like to remind Kenyans that every person is at risk of contracting COVID-19. No one is immune to the disease,” read the statement.
“Let’s us all therefore endeavor to fully adhere to the Covid-19 containment protocols as set out by the Ministry of Health,” further read the statement.