Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has appeared in public for the first time in several weeks.
This comes barely three weeks after he announced he was admitted at Karen Hospital in Nairobi after contracting Covid-19.
Through a Facebook post on September 2nd, Kuria said he had been undergoing Covid-19 treatment at the facility for 27 days.
“I really hope that beyond all the debate around Covid-19, all and sundry will not forget that Corona Virus is real. The worst thing we can do is to lower our guard!” Kuria wrote.
“And above all let us remember our gallant front line workers- Not just doctors and nurses like but subordinate staff who put their lives in the line of danger to give care to Corona Virus patients."
"If you are in a hospital bed- Like myself for the last 27 days here at Karen Hospital you witness firsthand the amount of sacrifice they make amid very difficult circumstances. You learn to focus more on the virus and our front line workers, and less on sideshows,” he added.
On Sunday, Kuria accompanied Deputy President William Ruto to the African Inland Church (AIC) in Ziwani, Nairobi for the installation ceremony of Bishop Joshua Nzau Kimuyu, an indication he recovered from the virus.
But what caught the attention of Kenyans on social media is his failure to wear a facemask as required by the Health Ministry.
Photos shared online show Kuria seated in the front row at the church without a mask but those surrounding him are in masks.
Fuata Nyuki posed: “Moses Kuria in church today without a facemask on. Has he recovered, or he's just spreading the virus in the public?”
Joe K Mwangi wrote: “I guess he thinks he got immunity now that he's recovered. I wonder if he's aware that he can get re-infected again.”