Sign in
Download Opera News App

Politics Policy




Africa politics

How Coronavirus Outbreak in Kenya has Helped top Economist Discover That he is Light-Skinned

Renowned Economist Mohammed Wehliye now claims that the government's directive about personal cleanliness has enabled him make an interesting discovery about his body.

The government has since directed Kenyans to among others, regularly wash their hands with soap and running water or use hand sanitizers to kill Covid-19 viruses that might be present in their hands.

Wehliye, also a senior advisor of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) now says that he is among the Kenyans who have taken the directive very seriously and has been implementing it.

But he says that as a result, he has ended up with lighter hands than usual, and now suspects that his hands have only been dark because of the unwashed dirt sticking there.

In a tweet on Monday night, he claimed that he has been washing his hands severely, ending up with the discovery, which has made him discover that his entire body is lighter than it actually appears.

"I have been washing my hands with soap like a mad man na sasa they look different from the rest of my body. Kumbe I am black kwa sababu ya uchafu! (I am black because of the dirt)," he wrote.

Hand washing is just one of the advises the government has issued, the other one being avoiding crowded places, which it says can make it easy for positive people to pass the virus to others.

As a result, all facilities, both private and public, have been equipped with soap and water in compliance with the directive. Others like supermarkets and stores have been offering sanitizers to customers.

The same has been the case in the transport sector, where commuters are being given water and soap for proper hand washing before boarding the vehicles.

Kenya has so far recorded 16 infections, according to statistics given by Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, who on Monday confirmed the 16th case, but said that the government is in control of the situation.

Among the infected persons is a Siaya priest said to have returned from Italy 13 days ago and Kilifi Deputy Governor Gideon Saburi, both of whom are facing possible prosecution for failing to self-quarantine.

The duo is said to have socialized with a lot of people before being taken in for isolation, with the government having launched a search for those who might have been in contact with them for examination.

The government has also announced that no foreign passenger planes will be allowed into the Kenyan territory beginning Wednesday, after establishing that 15 of the 16 infections were imported.

Content created and supplied by: Curtis-Otieno (via Opera News )

Kenya Mohammed Wehliye SAMA Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority Wehliye


Load app to read more comments