‘I got my results today,’ BBC presenter Ian Wafula tests positive for Covid-19

BBC presenter Ian Wafula has tested positive for Covid-19.

Ian says he has been on the frontline covering the pandemic for the past four months.

He says he felt a slight headache last week, itchy throat and had some slight chest pains.

His sister is in isolation as the two stay together.

Here is the post he put up on his social media account;

“Got my results earlier today and I tested positive for COVID19. Have spent the last 4 months covering the pandemic and even did a story on “Do you know somebody?” Well now I do. I remember last week Monday feeling slight headaches, itchy throat, slight chest pain and lack of taste but that was it. Dr. Wasike here is a gem, as soon as she saw the results on mail I could tell she panicked but up until she broke the news and told me how to take care of myself moving forward she had been very calm and professional and we ended up laughing about the whole scenario,” he wrote.

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He added;

“I’m the first patient she has had to break the news to. She was glad that I’ve been exercising and trying to keep safe. My family and friends have been very supportive once I told them and so have my bosses. I’m sharing this so that more of us know that the disease is real, so we stop having stigma towards it and so that we be careful. My sister and I will isolate at home as we stay together. She is well and has not shown any symptoms. All is well!”

Other media personalities that have tested positive and gone public with the news includes Citizen’s Jeff Konange and Steven Letoo.

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Got my results earlier today and I tested positive for COVID19. Have spent the last 4 months covering the pandemic and even did a story on “Do you know somebody?” Well now I do. I remember last week Monday feeling slight headaches, itchy throat, slight chest pain and lack of taste but that was it. Dr. Wasike here is a gem, as soon as she saw the results on mail I could tell she panicked but up until she broke the news and told me how to take care of myself moving forward she had been very calm and professional and we ended up laughing about the whole scenario. I’m the first patient she has had to break the news to. She was glad that I’ve been exercising and trying to keep safe. My family and friends have been very supportive once I told them and so have my bosses. I’m sharing this so that more of us know that the disease is real, so we stop having stigma towards it and so that we be careful. My sister and I will isolate at home as we stay together. She is well and has not shown any symptoms. All is well!

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To new beginnings!! Ciru Muriuki finally joins BBC after moving from K24

BBC seems to have joined the poaching game by picking the best local media personalities and the latest to join their team is Ciru Muriuki.

First it was Larry Madowo, who had been poached then came Georgie Ndirangu, Sharon Machira, Ian Wafula and the latest to join the team is our favourite TV girl Ciru Muriuki who has been a presenter with K24.

Almost a week ago Ciru shared the news of her departure in the message captioned below;

 “I’m about to wrap up my final time co-hosting K24 Alfajiri. I am so honored to have worked on such a great show with such a great team! @iamjeffmote and @serahteshna keep killing this morning TV game! I’m super excited about the next phase of my career. Dreams do come true. 😊😊😊🙏🙏 #k24alfajiri.”

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It is hard to say goodbye especially to people we consider family regardless of whether we are related by blood and for Ciru saying goodbye to her fellow hosts at K24, Serah Teshna and Jeff Mote was something hard for her.

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She wrote;

“Goodbyes. I hate them. That’s why I’m not saying goodbye to these two. We’ll still see each other lots. I love these guys. @iamjeffmote @serahteshna nawapenda.”

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She recently posted a photo of her at the BBC offices with the caption,

‘New Beginnings’

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Ian Wafula also joined the media house not so long ago, after exiting K24. He too shared the news with his fans on social media writing,

New chapter. Looking forward to starting soon at the BBC as Broadcast Journalist, News Review. I’d like to call it my new home but it’s bigger than that, the next step in my career. I’ve seen God’s manifestation in this process having been rejected 4 times after endless tests and grueling interviews.

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Former K24 presenters Ian Wafula and Ciru Muriuki

What’s yours is yours, at the right time. Thanking my family and close friends for standing by me. Special thanks to @larrymadowo for the three challenging words “You deserve better” that took me off my comfort zone to yearn for greater opportunities. 🙏🏾.”

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