Former Kibwezi West MP Kalembe Ndile has appealed to the national government to recognize the crucial role played by herbalists in the fight against the novel coronavirus.
Ndile, who was addressing the press in Machakos County on Sunday, said that the government should test traditional remedies by consulting herbalists since there is no known cure for coronavirus.
He said that our country’s goal ought to be protecting ourselves from the virus, adding that herbalists have always treated many diseases with symptoms similar to those of Covid-19.
“We truly respect the role of traditional medicine men. There is a significant amount of people who consult them and we cannot overlook that,” he said, adding that most herbalists are quite talented.
Further, the former MP bewailed the negative impact of Covid-19, which has crippled the global economy and could potentially cause an irreversible economic meltdown slowdown.
“It is about time for us to save the world. Tomorrow may be too late. Let’s all keep safe,” he said.
Last week, Madagascar President Andry Rajoelina unveiled a concoction prepared with Artemisia, a plant with proven efficacy in malaria treatment.
Rajoelina who sipped the dose said the herbal tea gives results within seven days, adding that the product heals and is not harmful to the body, AfricaNews reported.
The Ministry of Health indicates that Kenya has recorded 363 coronavirus cases, 14 deaths and 114 recoveries as of April 27.
The Covid-19 disease which was first reported in Wuhan, China in December 2019 has killed at least 207, 933 people with at least 3, 015, 298 infections and 888, 543 recoveries as of April 28 according to Worldometer’s count