The novel coronavirus has hit KMPDU’s top leadership after the Union’s acting secretary-general, Dr Chibanzi Mwachonda confirmed to have tested positive.
The KMPDU Sec-Gen confirmed the news through a statement to the media.
Dr Mwachonda said that he contracted the virus while dispensing his official duties.
“On behalf of the National Executive Council, I would like to inform all KMPDU members and the general public that I have tested positive for Covid-19…I’m currently in stable condition and under self-isolation. My family is safe, contact tracing and testing of all close contacts is ongoing,” he said.
Dr Mwachonda said he is experiencing a cough and stomach upsets but that he is well. He was tested before travelling to Mombasa to celebrate Eid al-Adha.
Dr Mwachonda is among over 600 medics who have tested positive for Covid-19.
Dr Chibanzi Mwachonda took over KMPDU secretary general post in an acting capacity after Dr Ouma Oluga was seconded as Chief of Health in Nairobi Metropolitan Services.
Mwachonda has been Oluga’s deputy at KMPDU. Before NMS, Oluga has been KMPDU secretary general for five years.
Amongst many things his remarkable reign at the medics unions is his big role in the 2017 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) which was registered at the Labour Court.
In 2019, the then KMPDU Sec-Gen was as the Global President of all Health Workers.