Two Kenyan nationals have died of the coronavirus disease in the United Kingdom.
This was confirmed by Kenya's High Commissioner to the UK Manoah Esipisu through Twitter on Friday, April 17th.
“Our thoughts & prayers are with their families,” Esipisu wrote on his official Twitter handle.
He further said the commission is ready to offer information and consular support to Kenyans who may need it.
Esipisu indicated that they have reached out to the Kenyan community and student representatives in the UK to discuss their welfare amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
“I have reached out to the Kenyan community and student representatives in the UK to discuss their welfare as they grapple with the impact of Covid-19. We are working with communities to support those in distress, and working with business to keep wheels of trade open,” he added.
Kenyans who need any help or information on Covid-19 have been urged to contact the mission via +44 7423 840 893. Alternatively, the can reach the mission through its website http://kenyahighcom.org.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As of Saturday, April 18th, the UK had recorded 108,692 cases of Covid-19, 14,576 deaths.
This week, Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary Amb. Macharia Kamau announced that five Kenyans have so far succumbed to the disease in the United States. Macharia, in a media briefing in Nairobi, said all the five had underlying medical conditions prior to being diagnosed with Covid-19.