Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi has tested positive for coronavirus despite receiving the Covid-19 vaccine.
On Monday last week, Kiraitu received the AstraZeneca jab and urged Meru people not to listen to lies and propaganda to reject the vaccine.
Meru Health CEC Misheck Mutuma on Friday said that the governor was in isolation, adding that the county has been experiencing a surge in cases.
Mutuma further said that the number of Covid-19 cases continues to increase adding that by the end of January, only two patients were in isolation and the number has increased to 137, out of which 79 are under Home-Based Care.
The CEC also added that the governor was doing well in isolation and will be back soon.
The residents have also been urged to adhere to Covid-19 protocols in order to reduce further infection.
“I want to advise all the people of Meru to take all the precautionary measures given out by the department of health. Let us always wash our hands with soap and water, wear our masks and keep social distance in all the places,” Mutuma said.
Meru is targeting to inoculate 3,000 people in the first phase of the drive with about 6,000 doses.