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Mvita MP refutes claims that Raila contracted COVID-19 in Mombasa


By Magi Kadzo

Mvita Member of Parliament Abdulswamad Shariff Nassir has denied media reports claiming that ODM party leader Raila Odinga contracted COVID-19 virus during his trip to the Coast.

Speaking to the press in Mombasa on Monday, Abdulswamad urged the media to report on facts and hearsay.

“How do you even trace the genetic code of the virus that Raila got in Coast, I attended the rallies with our party leader and I have regularly tested for COVID-19 which has turned out negative,” said Abdulswamad.

He further added that Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho also tested negative before traveling to Zanzibar on Thursday.

Abdulswamad further urged Kenyans to stop speculating and instead unite and pray for all Kenyans who have contracted the virus.

Abdulswamad defended the fact that leaders have not been able to take the vaccine since its arrival in the country about a week ago.

“We as leaders agreed that the health workers should be given first priority and society should ignore reports that leaders have dogged the vaccine,” he said.

Abdulswamad has said that he is ready for the test since Saudi Arabia will not allow anyone to travel to the country for religious obligations without being vaccinated.