This is the statement issued by the brand after the governor implied that the drink helps with the Coronavirus even though The World Health Organization has said that drinking alcohol does not protect against the coronavirus.
“Our attention has been drawn to a video circulating across different media channels on Tuesday 14 of April 2020 alleging that the consumption of Hennessy helps to fight against COVID-19.
Hennessy would like to stress that the consumption of our brand or any other alcoholic beverage does not protect against the virus.
In line with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Health of Kenya (MOH), Hennessy advises on washing hands regularly with soap and water or hydro-alcoholic gels, wearing face masks, practicing social distancing and staying at home.
In this period, as always, Hennessy strongly advises to drink responsibly.
Stay home. Stay safe“