Ministry of Health’s Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has urged Kenyans not to pay for Covid-19 vaccines currently being rolled out in all parts of Kenya. He told Kenyans to report to the nearest Police station those charging for jobs, saying they most likely had stolen them to benefit themselves and few individuals.
While briefing the media on Monday at Afya House, the CS for Health said those charging for the jabs had likely stolen them. “Go ahead and get the vaccine and then refuse to pay. After that, report the institution and the person charging you,” he added
The CS warned the general public that there were people carrying out health camps with stolen vaccines, saying that there’s no way someone can have vaccines unless the vaccines were stolen from the government. He further added that no vaccination should take place outside of the Ministry’s domain and should only be done by persons approved by government, qualified nursing staff who has received recent training from MoH.
Kenya’s positivity rate as at Monday stood at 9.7 per cent as 346 people tested positive for Covid-19 from a sample size of 3,553 tested in the last 24 hours and so far Kenya has reported over 235K Covid-19 cases since the virus was first reported in Kenya, this is according to the Ministry of Health
CS Kagwe further urged the general public to keep adhering to COVID-19 health protocols, to ensure their safety and help in minimizing the spread of the virus, as the country continues vaccinating the population.
The CS further encouraged Kenyans to take advantage of the vaccine roll out and have themselves inoculated against the Covid-19 virus for own safety and that of their families.
According to WHO data, In Kenya there have been 234,952 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Kenya with 4,710 deaths as of 25 August 2021 and a total of 2,693,039 vaccine doses have so far been administered.