As the government intensifies the fight against COVID-19 through the Ministry of Health, the number of cases continue to rise day by day. Kenya’s number of confirmed corona virus cases has now passed the one thousand mark and the numbers of confirmed cases per day are continuing to sour high.
Among the precautions and measures put in place to deal with the pandemic is a quick burial of anyone who dies during this period. The Health Ministry requires that anyone who passes on in this period should be burried within 24 hours.
In adherence to this, the burial of Bungoma senator’s brother, Tony Waswa who passed on in Nairobi at Aga Khan hospital was done quick and fast. Tony Waswa is said to have succumbed to a long term illness but the way he was burried caught attention of the public and indicates he may have succumbed to corona virus.
The Bungoma County health workers who burried Waswa were dressed in special personal protective equipment (PPEs) which are won when burying a person who dies due to Corona virus.
Another Covid-19 burial procedure that was adhered to was wrapping the coffin in a sheet of translucent polythene.
This indicates that Tony Waswa died due to COVID-19 and tension has been rising since it is said Senator Moses Wetang’ula had been in contact with his brother before he passed on.
Senator Moses Wetang’ula has therefore been taken this morning by the Ministry of Health officials to an undisclosed quarantine location for tests. If found positive of the corona virus, Wetang’ula will be in isolation for treatment.
Tony Waswa was an aide to Wetangula’s younger brother Timothy Wanyonyi, the Westlands MP and an Orange Democratic Movement Party member.