Flambouyant Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko recently donated COVID-19 relief food to families in his county. To the surprise of everyone, his gift hampers included Hennessy, an expensive alcoholic drink made from Cognac, France.
According to our sources in Nairobi, the Governor included the alcoholic drink to help kill the coronaviruses.
“Sonko said the food distribution programme was meant to protect vulnerable people in slums and decided to include several bottles of Hennessy to help kill the coronavirus disease.” Eric Muirigi, our connect in Nairobi told The Ugandan Wire.
“We have been giving some small bottles of hennessy in the food pack that we have been distributing. I think research from the World Health Organization (WHO) has shown that alcohol plays a strong part in killing the corona virus,” Sonko reportedly said.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has however, in never ending coronavirus warnings, strongly warned people that drinking alcohol does not in any way protect them from COVID-19.
Excessive drinking of alcohol infact, according to experts and WHO, exposes one to other health challenges that would complicate the situation incase they contracted the respiratory disease.
The medically recommended alcohol based sanitizers are supposed to contain about at least 60% alcoholic content to be able to effectively kill the coronavirus.
Hennessy, on the other hand, has just about 40% alcoholic content and would be useless in fighting corona virus even if it is used as a hand sanitizer.
Sonko, through his NGO, the Sonko Rescue Team has been carrying out food distribution across Nairobi County during the COVID-19 crisis.