Sauti Sol’s Bien Aime Baraza is in quarantine after testing positive for Covid-19.
The boy band singer told the Star that he was preparing to attend a show in Uganda with his bandmates when he tested positive.
“For the last couple of days, I have been indoors. I started feeling weak and so I decided since I was travelling to Uganda, I needed the tests done before, only for me to test positive. We had a show in Uganda last week on Thursday. I had to cancel my attendance, but my boys, Bensoul and Nviiri, represented us,” Bien said.
Some of the symptoms that Bien is experiencing include fever, joint aches and eye problems.
Luckily, Bien’s wife Chiki Kuruka tested negative. Bien will now be in self-quarantine at his home to avoid spreading the disease.
The Sauti Sol lead singer has urged Kenyans to continue observing the set-out health precautions as Covid-19 treatment is quite expensive.
“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,” Bien cautioned.
Despite contracting the virus, Bien still feels that musicians should be allowed to hold shows but with very strict precautionary measures in place. The Sauti Sol lead singer intimated that most musicians are suffering because their income streams have significantly reduced due to the current Covid-19 restrictions.
“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,” Bien offered.
The Covid-19 cases in Kenya have been sky-rocketing in what many have termed as the second-wave.
On Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 1344 people tested positive from the 7162 samples tested. 24 people succumbed to the virus bringing the total number of fatalities to 1154.