Revealed: What happened before Siaya's first Covid-19 death

What you need to know:

  • The proprietor of Matibabu Foundation Hospital, Mr Dan Ogola, admitted that the facility lacked the required personal protective gears (PPE) by the time James Oyugi Onyango checked in at 10 am on April 10.
  • Mr Ogola said that when Mr Onyango arrived with his brother, he only reported that he had been involved in an accident at Awasi, on Kericho-Kisumu road.
  • After an X-ray at the Siaya County Referral Hospital, the hospital's proprietor said, Mr Onyango returned to them with the results at about 5pm. It was then that his condition deteriorated.
  • Governor Rasanga has formed a five-member committee to probe the burial and submit a report within a week.

It has emerged that all the medical staff at Matibabu hospital, a private facility in Ukwala where Siaya County's first Covid-19 death victim was treated, were exposed to the virus.

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