First lady of Burundi evacuated to Nairobi for covid-19 treatment

Burundi First Lady Denise Nkurunziza (Photo/Courtesy)

The first lady of Burundi Denise Bucumi Nkurunziza was flown to Nairobi for treatment after contracting Coronavirus.

Mrs Nkurunziza was flown aboard Amref plane registration 5Y-FDP on Thursday at around 10 am according to online flight logs.

Her departure from Bujumbura was done secretly and most of the airport staff were prevented from accessing her travel records.

According to reports, she arrived at the airport in a convoy of 7 high-end cars including 2 military escorts. She was escorted by 3 state ministers and Deputy Chief of State protocol Albert Nasasagare.

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Mrs Nkurunziza is the second high profile Burundi official to be flown out of the country for treatment after getting infected with covid-19.

The first one was Health minister Thaddee Ndkumana, who was flown to Nairobi on 21st May.

Burundi’s Health Minister has refused to admit that the first lady is in Nairobi for covid-19 treatment. He insists the lady is here for another treatment and not coronavirus.

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