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Interior Ministry Rubbishes Claims Of CS Fred Matiang’i Being Hospitalized

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Interior CS Fred Matiang'i. / Courtesy

The Ministry of Interior has rubbished claims that Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i is hospitalized and in the ICU after contracting COVID-19.

Through a statement on Twitter, the Ministry asked the members of the public to disregard the information terming it as fake news.

“To all members of the public, please disregard the fake news and misinformation being spread on various outlets that CS Dr FredMatiangi is hospitalized. The claims are completely untrue,” reads the statement.

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For the better part of yesterday, news swirled on social media detailing that a VVIP had been hospitalized at the Aga Khan Hospital after heavy security was witnessed at the location.

According to the majority of social media users, the VVIp was assumed to be Matiang’i since he has been out of the public eye for quite some time.

Ultimately, earlier in the week a local publication had cited that two CSs had contracted the deadly COVID-19 and were banned from travelling out of the country’s capital.

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“We can confirm that two Cabinet Secretaries and a senior government official have tested positive. However, the trio are asymptomatic, we have advised that they be kept on home-based care as we monitor them,” the report by the publication stated.

In another account, it emerged that the head of State President Uhuru Kenyatta had barred Cabinet Secretaries from travelling out of Nairobi due to the surge of COVID-19 cases.

“You are advised not to move out of Nairobi for the next one week until advised otherwise. This directive takes effect from the date of this communication,” read the memo.

This sparked more rumours and speculations forcing the public to dig out and fish more details in regards to the same.

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Written by Mercy Auma

Passionate about human interest stories and politics. Email news@kahawatungu.com

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