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Donald Kipkorir: City lawyer reveals he spent KSh 4 million on treating, managing COVID-19

Controversial city lawyer Donald Kipkorir has yet again shared his experience with COVID-19, revealing how much it cost him.

The city lawyer recalled moments when he would gasp for air after his lungs collapsed, and he could not go anywhere without his oxygen mask on.

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“My lungs collapsed. I was gasping for air. I was on oxygen. I lost my voice. I was treated through IV. I was in solitary isolation for nearly a month. When I removed the oxygen to go to the bathroom that was hardly a meter away, it was like was drowning,” said Kipkorir.

Although he is COVID-19 negative, Kipkorir said he is yet to recover fully, adding that treating and managing the disease cost him a whooping KSh 4 million.

“Though I am negative, I not yet fully recovered. I suffer from what is called long-COVID. It has cost me nearly KSh 4 million to reach where I am now and not yet done. And there is no insurance for COVID-19,” he added.

Donald Kipkorir
Although he is COVID-19 negative, Kipkorir said he is yet to recover fully Photo: Original

The lawyer advised Kenyans to get the COVID-19 vaccine whether procured by the government or the private sector, insisting that COVID-19 is expensive to treat.

“There is no cost not worth paying to avoid COVID-19. It is the worst experience and very expensive to treat. It is therefore prudent for everyone to take the vaccines available; whether the free one, AstraZeneca from GoK or Sputnik V from the private sector,” said Kipkorir.

Kipkorir and his colleague lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi were the first Kenyans to received the Russian COVID-19 Sputnik V vaccine jab on Tuesday, March 30.

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Kipkorir contracted the virus in November 2020 and was immediately put on treatment and a three-month post-recovery journey.

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