Governor Offers Alcohol To ‘Kill’ Coronavirus


To protect the poor against COVID-19, Mike Sonko, Nairobi governor, is offering them bottles of Hennessey. He is said to be distributing foodstuff, including soaps and hand sanitisers to the less privileged in Nairobi.

During a press conference, the governor reportedly said small bottles of Hennessy would be added to the welfare packages to enhance citizens’ fight against the disease, claiming that research conducted by the World Health Organisation (WHO) revealed that alcohol had played a major role in the fight against COVID-19.

He said hand sanitisers had large alcoholic content, and that the alcohol beverage would help Kenyans in the same way.

Said Sonko: “We shall be giving some small bottle of Hennessy in the food packages we will be giving to our people.

“I think from the research done by WHO and various health organisation health action, it has been revealed that alcohol plays a major role in killing coronavirus and any other virus.

“If you take any hand sanitisers and look at the alcoholic content you’ll find that it’s as such”.

Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko says food packs, given to residents, will now contain a few bottles of Hennessy.

But in a statement, Hennessy warned Kenyans not to follow the governor’s claim, saying that the consumption of its brand or any other alcoholic beverage does not offer protection against the disease.


Said the brand: “Our attention has been drawn to a video circulating across different media channels on Tuesday, April 14, alleging that the consumption of Hennessy helps to fight against COVID-19.

“Hennessy would like to stress that the consumption of our brand or any other alcoholic beverage does not protect against the virus”.

Kenya has recorded 234 cases of COVID-19 and 11 deaths.


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