Media personality Jeff Koinange now says people should be slow in criticizing people who are battling or have battled covid-19.
According to Jeff, one does not have to be dying in a hospital bed for them to be sick.
Speaking during an interview with Dr Frank Njenga, Jeff posed
‘A lot of people are tweeting tonight saying is this Guy Sick? He doesn’t look Sick? Am I supposed to be on an IV drip in an ICU or in a morgue for people to realize I have COVID? What is wrong with people?,” posed Jeff Koinange.”
Dr. Njenga empathized with Jeff’s predicament explaining that some people wait until the calamity knocks at their doorstep before they acknowledge that it does exist.
“I think people; Jeff people are just people until they see their friend or neighbour … and we saw this in what happened in relation to HIV/AIDS until your cousin or your sister or your nephew, Wife or even Husband got infected or diagnosed it took years and years for people to understand that HIV was a reality in our community…
I think its probably to much to expect that everybody will believe everything they are told, as true as they are.‘
Dr Frank added that he had heard people say those suffering from Covid-9 had been paid
‘I have seen people say, Hao wamelipwa pesa, it cannot be the case, but what they don’t know is that more than 80% of the people who get infected are completely asymptomatic like you Jeff…they will say how can he be Covid positive and still looking strong…
I think one of the things that government needs to repeatedly stated to the people is that 80% of the people are asymptomatic.’
Last month, Jeff had taken to his social media to announce that he had tested positive adding that he and his family were safe.
Folks, just to let you know, I have tested POSITIVE for Covid-19. I’m doing Good..NO symptoms…and my Family is fine. All my close contacts have been informed. Right now I’m in self isolation. Many thanks to Royal Media Services Management for its Support. Stay SAFE & God Bless!
Jeff is not the only one being ‘doubted’ by some Kenyans over his Covid-19 status, weeks ago Pastor Robert Burale was on the receiving end.
He was trolled and badly criticized with some insinuating that he just wanted sympathy.