Benji Ndolo Opens Up On Contracting COVID-19

Ndolo in a tweet revealed that contracting the virus carries with it after-effects on people, and for him, what he has had to deal with as an aftereffect is palpitations.

Benji Ndolo Opens Up On Contracting COVID-19

Political analyst and activist Benji Ndolo took to social media to open up on his experience of contracting COVID-19 in October 2020.

Ndolo in a tweet revealed that contracting the virus carries with it after-effects on people, and for him, what he has had to deal with as an aftereffect is palpitations.

“One of the biggest issues with COVID-19 is the after-effects,...for me its palpitations...once a day every day you feel you can't breathe and your heart racing then it passes. Cause maybe some form of a clot, be careful out there and stay informed,” read Ndolo's tweet.

Actress Serah Teshna weighed in by disclosing that the effects had been bringing her down, noting that she was suffering from constant fatigue and migraines. She also noted that she recovered from losing her sense of smell and taste.

"I have never recovered from constant fatigue, migraines, I got my sense of smell and taste a few weeks ago. this thing comes with a lot!" she added.

Many Kenyans joined in to wish both Ndolo and Teshna a swift recovery.

Ndolo was entangled in a dispute on January 6, 2021, with his employer Ebru TV over a pay cut he allegedly suffered after testing positive for the virus.

He told a local blog that he had put up with harassment at the station accusing the station's manager, Anab Mohamed, of mistreating her employees.

"We have had a lot of issues. There is a big problem and it is also in many companies caused by the high level of unemployment. They cut pay without explanation, overwork people, issue warning letters, fire people, and mistreats interns.

"In my case, when I got COVID-19, she cut my pay. She is also abusive and discriminatory. How do you have an employee who comes back from recovery, then you cut his pay? Many Kenyans choose to keep quiet but for me, I will fight for my rights," Ndolo asserted, stating then that he would be suing the station.

Both Ndolo and Teshna's sentiments come as the country is experiencing the advanced effects of the COVID-19 third wave. As of Tuesday, March 16, 1,064 people tested positive for COVID-19, out of a sample size of 6,151 tested in the last 24 hours.

The total confirmed positive cases now stand at 115,031. The total tests conducted so far are 1,379,990. The positivity rate has hit a high of 17 percent.

Seven patients, unfortunately, succumbed to the disease during the same period, pushing the cumulative number of fatalities to 1,925.

185 patients have recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours. Total recoveries now stand at 88,781.

Nairobi county led with 681 cases followed by Kiambu 93, Nakuru 69, Uasin Gishu 40, Kisumu 25, Kajiado 23, Busia 20, Machakos 17, Kericho 17, Mombasa 15, Nyeri 10, Kirinyaga 8, Isiolo 5, Mandera 5, Laikipia 4, Turkana 4, Nandi 4, Meru 4, Elgeyo Marakwet 3, Migori 3, Siaya 3, Embu 1, Kakamega 1, Kwale 1, Marsabit 1, Murang’a 1, Narok 1, Nyamira 1, Nyandarua 1, Tharaka Nithi 1, Baringo 1 and Bomet 1.