A section of Kenyans On Twitter are finding it hard to believe Robert Burale’s Covid-19 positive status, days after he made it public that he had contracted the deadly virus that continue to claim lives across the globe.
This has forced Kenya Film Classification Board CEO Ezekiel Mutua to add his voice on the ongoing discussion, advising Netizens to refrains from mocking and making jokes about other people’s health.
“Never mock a man when he’s down. Never speculate, make jokes or be cynical about people’s health. We are all human and you can be fine one minute and the next all hell breaks loose. We are all so close to the edge. Life is fickle!” reads Mutua’s tweet.
On Tuesday, Burale did an Insta-live, pleading with Kenyans to treat Coronavirus with the seriousness its deserves, but KOT opted to poke holes in his video, from the way he was dressed from his hospital bed to other aspects.
In the video, Burale who was struggling with his breathe, advised Kenyans not to wait until they get to a place where they have to buy oxygen to know that Covid-19 is real.
I beg you, don’t get to a pace that you have to buy Oxygen, nimesema ya kutosha, mbarikiwe. My oxygen levels are getting better, thank you reverend Kathy Kiuna, Guys please stay safe, God bless you, pray for one another. Let this be a lesson to Kenyans who are just playing around and making fun, you know if you are not careful you will take this thing to your old parents and put them at risk, so guys stay safe, wacha mimi nipambane na hali yangu but one day I know I will give a testimony. God bless you guys and make vizuri, thank you,” said Buurale.
Never mock a man when he’s down. Never speculate, make jokes or be cynical about people’s health. We are all human and you can be fine one minute and the next all hell breaks loose. We are all so close to the edge. Life is fickle!
— Dr. Ezekiel Mutua, MBS (@EzekielMutua) July 8, 2020
However, on Wednesday Netizens made Burale a trending topic with everyone giving his own opinion about Burale’s situation.
Reactions from KOT
It’s sad seeing how we are quick to doubt and discredit the testimony by Robert Burale on his #COVID19 sickness and recovery. It’s not fair to politicize issues with health and moreso one tied to this pandemic that is claiming lives.#Burale
— Billy The Goat (@Narobii_fly) July 8, 2020
As you debate whether #Burale has #COVIDー19 take it from us who work in public and private hospitals in Kenya. This thing is here and we are seeing high numbers. Young people are not immune and also dying. Stay home. Follow the measures.
— #HipHopDr (@DoctorReign) July 8, 2020
I know Burale personally. He is sick of covid. I am one in the men’s group currently praying for his healing & peace to his family. He has a past & he’s never shy to put it out, even written a book on it. We believe in a God of 2nd chances. U stone caster, may God meet u #burale
— MC (@ChegeMaina) July 8, 2020
Of all the Days Robert #Burale has been around healthy and kicking, you all never said all these things he did. You wait till he is sick then Boom! If he conned Nini Wacera, alete OB tupatie Mutyambai. You all need to have some manners. You don’t beat a man who is already down.🙄
— BRAVIN YURI (@BravinYuri) July 8, 2020
Robert #Burale is admitted in Nairobi Hospital. He says he has been infected with the new disease in town ,new to an extent of being on Oxygen with a Cap and glasses. This days sickness gives space for some swag pic.twitter.com/Zhn5UsfPeJ
— Felix Agola (Mr President) (@FelixxAgolaa) July 8, 2020