Jeff Koinange speaks of life in isolation after testing positive for coronavirus

Jeff Koinange
Citizen TV Journalist Jeff Koinange. [Photo courtesy]

Renowned Citizen TV journalist Jeff Koinange has spoken of his new life in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19.

Koinange on Tuesday evening said that he has at times lost appetite and taster for both food and drinks adding that he is finding it hard to adjust since has been accustomed to a busy schedule all through.

“It is complete madness because the clock in my head still wakes up at 4 am. I’m walking around the house until 6 am when the show begins. I can’t go back to bed because my mind is programmed to radio and after that, I start cooling down asking myself what I should do,” he told Victoria Rubadiri his co-hosts on Sunday’s 9 PM bulletin.

Left with nothing much to do, he has become a movie enthusiast.

“I watch a lot of Netflix and take walks around the compound,” he narrated.

He is, nonetheless, making good progress by his confession after testing positive but exhibiting no signs, medically referred to as being asymptomatic.

Koinange went public with his status on Tuesday urging Kenyans to be cautious.

Echoing the words of Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, the TV anchor maintained that “Make no doubt about it, this thing (COVID-19) is real as CS Mutahi Kagwe always says, you can get it, I have got it. Don’t take this lightly, treat it seriously; this thing is no joke.”

He is among three other celebrities; KBC’s Bonnie Musambi, Citizen TV reporter Stephen Letoo and Pastor Robert Burale who have tested positive for coronavirus since the beginning of the month.

Kenya has so far recorded 14,805 cases since March when the first case was reported. A total of 6,757 patients have recovered with some 260 patients succumbing to the virus.