It is now official that Kenyans are on their own as government throws in the towel over the cost of treating Covid positive cases.
Taking to his social media account, Sauti Sol’s lead vocalist Bien Aime revealed how he recently tested positive forcing him to cancel many of his business tours.
As if that is not enough, he had to use his own money for treatment which he is still under todate. He complained that the government is actually not funding this and Kenyans must be careful because of the cost associated.
“I will be home for a while since I do not want to spread it. Corona will get anyone so long as we do not adhere to the said measures,” he said.
He had to cancel his Uganda tour alongside his band members where they had been scheduled to perform over the week.
According to the talented singer, anyone with Coronavirus will have to use not less than sh 8000 per week to manage it until he or she turns negative and this can take even two or three months.
“To be honest, I have not been sick for a long time. I feel the treatment itself is very expensive, even for me. I have used Sh8,000 on medicines alone,” he said.
He divulged that Kenya’s healthcare system had abandoned its citizen at the hour of need and that if the virus lands at your home, you are on your own what he is going through at the moment.
Covid-19 virus continues to ravage the country with many deaths cases being reported on a daily basis. Scores are in ICU struggling with oxygen.
The second wave of the virus was announced last month with President Uhuru Kenyatta reviewing some of the safety measures.
Bien further narrated that he started developing fever, joint aches and eye problems what triggered him to rush for a checkup only to turn positive.
“For the last couple of days, I have been indoors. I started feeling weak and so I decided since I was traveling to Uganda, I needed the tests done before, only for me to test positive, ” he recounted.
The artist, however, confirmed that his wife Chiki Kiruka was still negative as, on the other hand, he takes isolation very serious.