Governor Rasanga to drive and protect himself after sending driver, guards home over fear of contracting COVID-19

By , K24 Digital
On Fri, 19 Mar, 2021 13:15 | < 1 min read
Siaya Governor Cornel Rasanga. [PHOTO | FILE]
Siaya Governor Cornel Rasanga. [PHOTO | FILE]
Siaya Governor Cornel Rasanga. [PHOTO | FILE]

By Mary Goretty Juma.

Siaya Governor Cornel Rasanga has sent his security guards and driver home as a precaution against contracting COVID-19.

Rasanga's security guards and driver are 20 in total.

The county boss made the decision on Friday, March 19 after one of his bodyguards recently tested positive for COVID-19.

Rasanga announced his new decision after getting the COVID-19 jab at his home in Segere Village.

Governor Cornel Rasanga was vaccinated against COVID-19 on Friday, March 19, 2021. [PHOTO | MARY GORETTY JUMA]

“I would rather drive myself than risk catching COVID-19 from a driver who maybe is a virus carrier,” he said.

The governor’s wife, Rosella Rasanga, and workers at his home also got the COVID-19 vaccine.

Rasanga, whose samples had been taken for COVID-19 analysis, tested negative for the contagion.

Siaya County has thus far registered 616 COVID-19 cases from 11,286 samples tested. Seventeen people have, so far, been confirmed to have died of COVID-19 in Siaya.

“I urge Kenyans to take the COVID-19 vaccine. Let them shun unsubstantiated claims alleging that the AstraZeneca vaccine is harmful,” said Rasanga.

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