COVID-19 Hero: Kenya’s Patient 1, Brenda’ Moment With President Uhuru

By Virginia Mwangi / April 1, 2020 | 1:09 pm



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When Brenda, also Kenya’s patient one landed in Kenya from London, she was healthy but knowing that she was traveling from a place considered a coronavirus epicenter at the time, she went into self-isolation.

Brenda unlike the Kilifi Deputy Governor and the Siaya Catholic priest and nun, went to Mbagathi hospital immediately she developed a cough and explained that she had traveled and would have been exposed to coronavirus.

“The nurses put up their masks immediately I told them and took me very seriously, which helped in containing the virus from spreading,” Brenda told the President through a video call where she and patient 3 got a chance to talk to Uhuru.

Patient 3 who has been identified as Brian apparently got coronavirus from Brenda, patient 1 and was also in the virtual meeting though seeming shy and smiled through the meeting.

President Uhuru, through the virtual meeting, hailed Brenda for having taken the step to protect those around her and heading to Mbagathi hospital.

As can be remembered it is those that arrived in the country and defied orders to self-quarantine that have contributed to the spread of the virus in the country.

Brenda and Brian were accompanied by the Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, a nurse among other people at Afya House where the virtual meeting with President Uhuru was conducted.

Uhuru has praised Brenda, ‘Patient 1’for being brave in taking herself to hospital and helping trace all her contacts to combat the spread of coronavirus.

“You are special because upon your arrival and you feeling that you were not well, without being pushed you took it upon yourself realizing that you had the risk to harm others and took yourself to KNH,” President Uhuru has told Brenda.

“This is a moment of pride…we are proud of you Brenda…you were able to inform us of all the people you were in contact with, “President Uhuru has added.

Kenya has 59 confirmed cases of Coronavirus as of yesterday, two of whom are totally healed and one is dead.

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