Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu has been hospitalized after testing positive for Covid-19.

The news of her hospitalization was announced by Machakos Governor, Alfred Mutua in Ndakaini Murang'a County.

Mutua passed Ngilu's regards in the event that was hosted by Royal Media Services Chairman S.K. Macharia, stating that it was the reason she could not make it to the event.

"Jambo la kwanza ni kuleta salamu na ombi la kumkumbuka dada yetu charity ngilu hakuweza kufika hapa leo ameugua covid na amelala Nairobi Hospital lakini alikuwa anapangiwa kuwa hapa kwa hivyo tujichunge covid iko na kila mtu," said Governor Mutua.

Mama Ngilu received her first jab of the AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19 in March this year.

This comes a day after ODM Director of Communications Philip Etale announced that he had tested positive for Covid-19, for the second time.

Etale made the revelation via social media pages on Monday stating that he had lost sense of smell and taste. He added that his body has also been aching.

"Dear friends, I am battling a second attack of COVID-19. Since Monday last week, my body was acting funny with a deep cough and blocked noses and headache. I thought it was normal flu and bought a cough syrup and antibiotics from over the counter. However, the condition worsened to the extent that I couldn’t sleep. My body weakened by day forcing me to visit the Aga Khan Hospital for tests. All tests turned negative.

The doctor then advised me to go for Covid-19 test which I did and the result posted positive. My dear friends, this wave is serious. I lost sense of smell and appetite. The body aches are excruciating and unbearable. The headache is severe and the whole body is tired. The waist line is painful to the extent I can’t wake up to walk. My nights are painful with no sleep.

Dear friends, this is not a joke. Luckily, my oxygen levels are above 90 which my doctor says is good. I therefore request to go off social media until that time I will have recovered from this monster. All I ask from you is prayers. Thank you and God Bless you all," said Etale.