Murang'a Senator Irungu Kang'ata has revealed that he is battling a second bout of Covid-19 in a period of 8 months and has retreated to his home.

Kang’ata also revealed that he tested positive for Coronavirus for the first time in August last year and was in hospital for three days before self-isolating at home.

The Senator on Friday announced that he tested positive for the deadly virus again on March 16 and was hospitalised for but is recovering well at his rural home.

Kang'ata has been missing from the public limelight for more than a fortnight giving rise to rumours about his health, given he has always been vocal and loves to be seen in public.

He told local daily, Nation, that he suspected he contracted Covid-19 at a public function, coming as public rallies heightened ahead of the passage of the BBI Bill by county assemblies.

He also accompanied Deputy President William Ruto to public events as he joined the camp opposing the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) after his ousted as the Senate Majority Whip.

At most of those events, most leaders, including DP Ruto and Kang’ata, have not been wearing face masks or maintaining social distance as directed to tame Coronavirus spread.