One of Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho’s bodyguards has tested positive for coronavirus, Mafans can authoritatively report.
The bodyguard, who was in Nairobi last week, is said to have contracted the bug in the capital city, where he was stationed in preparation of accompanying his boss to Dubai to visit the then-recuperating ODM leader Raila Odinga.
The patient and four other bodyguards attached to the county chief have since been placed under mandatory quarantine at the Mombasa Beach Hotel.
Mombasa County Secretary, Dennis Lewa, declined to comment on the matter, terming it as “sensitive”.
“I am not in a position to answer your question [on whether the governor is also affected], neither am I the right person to give you an update on the health status of the bodyguard, who is alleged to have contracted COVID-19. Kindly channel your questions to the [Mombasa County] Health CEC Hazel Koitaba,” Lewa told Mafans.
“The security guard who tested positive for coronavirus had not shown any symptoms of COVID-19. That explains why he has been placed under out-of-hospital care,” said Koitaba, adding that he wasn’t in a position to divulge details of Joho’s COVID-19 status as of now.