The Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union (KMPDU) acting secretary-general, Dr Chibanzi Mwachonda, has tested positive for Covid-19.
Dr Mwachonda, who confirmed the news through a statement, said he is in stable condition.
He added 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.
Speaking to the Nation, Dr Mwachonda said he is experiencing a cough and stomach upsets but that he is well.
The medic who was tested before travelling to Mombasa to celebrate Eid al-Adha urged Kenyans to adhere to Ministry of Health rules like wearing of masks and maintaining social distance.
Dr Mwachonda is among over 600 medics who have tested positive for Covid-19.