Coronavirus: Why CS Mutahi Kagwe has become a ray of hope for Kenyans
Published on March 22, 2020
There are people who are born lucky and ready to deal with whatever comes down their paths, and it seems Mutahi Kagwe is such a man.
Having been sworn in as the Cabinet Secretary for Health in the Republic of Kenya on Friday, February 28th, 2020, Mutahi took over the docket with an impending epidermic about to happen, the Coronavirus outbreak.
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Less than a month later, the CS has been on TV more than other longer serving CS’s.
Mutahi, a former Senator in Nyeri has been in boardrooms for meetings trying to solve the crisis brought about after Coronavirus (Covid-19) found its way into Kenya.
The calm technocrat is steering the country through what may be the toughest health crisis the nation has ever faced.
CS Mutahi has been informing Kenyans on the developments of the disease even before the country at least once a day.
He is mostly accompanied by his colleagues from other dockets including Interior under Fred Matiang’i, Foreign Affairs led by Rachel Omamo and Transport under James Macharia, insisting on the need to work with collective responsibility.
He has so far confirmed seven cases in the country adding that all the cases are imported.
Kagwe, 62 years old holds both a Bachelor and a Master’s Degrees from the University of Nairobi, Alliant International University respectively.