Popular Sauti Sol lead vocalist Bien is in quarantine after testing positive for Covid-19.
It all began last week after Bien suddenly felt fevers, joint aches, and eye problems.
The musician then took to the hospital to take a test since he was planning to travel to Uganda and did not want to take chances.
“For the last couple of days, I have been indoors. I started feeling weak and so I decided since I was traveling to Uganda, I needed the tests done before, only for me to test positive.”
The artist however divulged that his wife has since tested negative. “I will be home for a while since I do not want to spread it. Corona will get anyone so long as we do not adhere to the said measures,” he said.
Bien urged the public to be very cautious as the treatment is very draining financially, with Kenya’s health care system unable to cushion the population.
“We had a show in Uganda last week on Thursday. I had to cancel my attendance, but my boys, Bensoul and Nviiri, represented us,” he said.
“To be honest, I have not been sick for a long time. I feel the treatment itself is very expensive, even for me. I have used Sh8,000 on medicines alone.
“Our healthcare system has not cushioned us, so once it gets you, you may end up spending too much from your pockets. It could be worse since it could even kill you.”
He added that most artists are suffering, without proper income and hygiene standards should be observed before and even during the shows.
“Put certain standards in cleanliness before and even during the shows. Put all the measures in place since corona might be with us for a long time,” he said.