BBC’s Ian Wafula has become the latest Kenyan journalist to announce he has tested positive for Covid-19.
Wafula broke the news through a Facebook post, saying he is self-isolating at home together with his sister and both are doing well.
He noted that he is asymptomatic but recalled experiencing mild migraines, itchy throat, slight chest pains, and losing his sense of taste before the diagnosis.
“Got my results earlier today and I tested positive for COVID19. Have spent the last 4 months covering the pandemic and even did a story on “Do you know somebody?” Well, now I do.”
“I remember last week Monday feeling slight headaches, itchy throat, slight chest pain, and lack of taste but that was it. Dr. Wasike here is a gem, as soon as she saw the results on the mail I could tell she panicked but up until she broke the news and told me how to take care of myself moving forward she had been very calm and professional and we ended up laughing about the whole scenario.”
“I’m the first patient she has had to break the news to. She was glad that I’ve been exercising and trying to keep safe. My family and friends have been very supportive once I told them and so have my bosses. I’m sharing this so that more of us know that the disease is real, so we stop having stigma towards it and so that we be careful.”
“My sister and I will isolate at home as we stay together. She is well and has not shown any symptoms. All is well!” he wrote.
Other journalists who have contracted Covid-19 Citizen TV’s Jeff Koinange and Stephen Letoo, NTV’s Miss Katiwa, and Bonnie Musambi of KBC.