Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has said he will not resign.
“The issue of people asking me to resign is pipe dream. They can continue to dream on,” Kagwe said in Kisumu on Sunday.
There have been calls for Kagwe to resign over claims of corruption in the expenditure of Covid-19 billions.
He also said he is not responsible for the misbehaviour of his son, who was captured in a video partying.
“On the issue of video footage showing my son at a party, I do not have a son under 18 in my house, meaning they are adults, you can follow them and ask them,” he said.
Kagwe also announced 599 new Covid-19 cases, raising the country’s total caseload to 26,436.
These were from 4,420 tests.
This brings the country’s cumulative total tests to 353,727.
From the new cases, 593 were Kenyans while six were foreigners. Some 1,062 patients have recovered from the disease, bringing the total number of recoveries in the country so far to 12,961.
However, two more patients succumbed to the virus, raising fatalities in the country to 420