ODM Senator Under Fire Over Coronavirus Remarks

Narok Senator, Ledama ole Kina, has come under fire over the remarks he made on Sunday, March 15, concerning the first coronavirus case in the country.

Taking to Twitter, the ODM Senator cast doubt on the confirmation of the first coronavirus case in the country questioning whether it is real or not.

In the tweet, Ledama jokingly stated that the case “would be the first one in the world to go after a black person!”

He insinuated that the case might have been a lie by the government in order to benefit from the funds set aside by the World Health Organization to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Narok Senator Ledama Olekina

“This Corona Virus Kenyan Case is it for real ama ni homa tu? The attack would be the first one in the world to go after a black person! AMA it’s all about $$$$,”Reads part of Ledama’s tweet.


Kenyans did not take the sentiments lightly, as some went on a rant on the Senator’s Twitter account to express their disappointment.

“About corona we are only going to listen from professional medics not petty tribal bigots focus.” Mkuu was Jeshi weighed in.

“Kenya is broke but has not run out of fools.” Thomas Munyao stated.

“You really are idle. Stop messing around with serious matter. You should be leading the way in advocating for social responsibility.” Twitter user by the name RMAJAB told off the senator.

“If that is what you can post then there is no different between you and common mwanaichi..you are suppose to enlighten us.” Faith commented.

“Yaani Sen. Unataka kutushow for one to qualify to be a black person you have to come from Kenya. Just goes to show you how useless our leaders are when real issues present themselves. Ni nyinyi tunangoja muweke mikakati na kuskuma sirikal ikumbane na hili janga. Iko shida.” Another Twitter user weighed in.

The legislator said that the only way the infection could be prevented from spreading, was to effect his controversial land-use proposals, effectively doing away with slum settlements in Kenya.

Narok senator Ledama ole Kina shares a light moment with Nakuru senator Susan Kihika (left) during a past TV interview. PHOTO: Courtesy

Ledama also noted that sub-division of land in the country would lead to cropping up of more slums, and this would accelerate the spread of the deadly virus.

The confirmed COVID-19 victim is currently receiving treatment at the Kenyatta National Hospital.

According to the government, all individuals who might have come into contact with her before she realized she was sick have been identified and traced.

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