MP reveals his 42-day battle with COVID-19, Ksh.4 million hospital bill


Dadaab Member of Parliament (MP) Mohamed Dahir Duale has come out to say he battled COVID 19.

The MP, who is the second legislator, to publicly admit of having contracted the virus says he spent 42 days in hospital.

The MP says he spent 35 in isolation while the rest was in Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Mr. Dahir made the revelation on Tuesday during a session of the National Assembly Health Committee where Health CS Mutahi Kagwe was appearing to answer to various issues including the graft allegations at KEMSA.

“I want to admit that I suffered from Corona, I spent 42 days in hospital of which 8 were in ICU. I thank God for our employer the Parliamentary Service Commission for they paid my bill which amounted to almost Ksh.4 million. I wonder how other Kenyans are managing,” Dahir said.

CS Kagwe thanked the MP for disclosing his situation to show Kenyans, who are still in doubt, that the disease is serious.

 Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria also took to social media to reveal his 27-day experience in hospital battling COVID-19.

Kuria thanked especially the health workers for risking their lives, saying his experience has made him appreciate their efforts more.