Former Starehe MP Bishop Margaret Wanjiru has been admitted to hospital after testing positive for covid-19, the Star can confirm.

According to a publication by Star Online, the Jesus Is Alive Ministries founder is currently hospitalized in a Nairobi where she has been put on oxygen to aid her breathing.

The preacher is reported to have held a meeting at her place, hosting 18 people in the process against the government directive of banning a congregation of more than 15 people.

Wanjiru fell ill after holding the meeting whose agenda is still unknown.

The Star has confirmed that eight of her guests have tested positive for the

The former Nairobi County gubernatorial candidate is the second high-profile case in Kenya to be diagnosed with coronavirus.

Kilifi County Deputy Governor Gideon Saburi who was the first has since recovered and faces a legal battle for endangering the lives of other citizens.

Kenya has 1109 confirmed cases of covid-19 after 80 new cases were confirmed on Thursday.

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