151 test positive after prohibition lifted

151 test positive after prohibition lifted

Cabinet Secretary for Health (CS), Mutahi Kagwe | Courtesy of Ministry of Health

30 September, 2020

The ministry has today announced that 151 people have tested positive from a sample of 2,927 tested in the last 24 hours. This comes after H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta lifter the prohibition on sale of alcohol in the country.  This now brings to 38,529 the cumulative number of cases in the country. From the cases, all are Kenyans except 6 who are foreigners. The gender distribution is 97 for males and 54 females while age distribution is 1 year old for the youngest and 82 years for the oldest.

The counties affected are Nairobi with 32,Nakuru 24, Kisumu 22, Garissa 14, Mombasa 10, Meru 8, Kajiado 8, Kisii 6, Bomet 5, Kiambu 5, Siaya 3, Uasin Gishu 2, Kilifi 2, West Pokot 2, Marsabit 2, Murang’a 2 and 1 each from Kakamega, Bungoma, Nyamira and Kitui.

In Nairobi, 5 are from Dagoretti North and Langata, 4 each from Kibra and Westlands, 3from Roysambu, 2 each from Embakasi Central, Makadara and Ruaraka and 1 each from Dagoretti South, Embakasi East, Embakasi South, Kasarani and Starehe. In Nakuru, 10 are from Nakuru East, 5 each from Nakuru West and Naivasha, 2 from Molo and 1 each from Nakuru North and Rongai. In Kisumu, Kisumu Central and Kisumu East have 8 each, 5 from Nyando and 1 from Kisumu West.

In Garissa, 9 are from Garissa Town and 5 from Dadaab while in Mombasa, 6 are from Mvita and 4 from Jomvu. In Meru, 7 are from Imenti North and 1 from Buuri while in Kajiado, 4 are from Kajiado East, 2 from Loitoktok and 1 each from Kajiado Central and Kajiado North. In Kisii, 3 are from Kitutu Chache South, 3 from Nyaribari Chache and 1 from Bonchari. In Bomet, all cases are from Bomet Central while in Kiambu, Lari and Limuru have 2 cases each and 1 from Ruiru. In Siaya, all cases are from Rarieda. In Uasin Gishu all case are from Kesses while in Kilifi all are from Malindi. The cases in West Pokot are all from West Pokot while the cases in Marsabit are all from Saku. In Murang’a, Kangema and Kiharu have 1 case each.

Kakamega’s case is from Lurambi, Bungoma’s case is from Kimilili, Nyamira’s case from Masaba North and Kitui’s case from Kitui Central


The ministry also announced that 168 people have recovered and been discharged, with 105 from Home-based care program and 63 discharged from various hospitals. The recoveries now stand at 24,908 while the number of fatalities rose to 711 as 4 people succumbed to the disease.