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President Uhuru under pressure to publicly take the 1st Covid-19 vaccine

First batch of Covid-19 vaccines arrive at JKIA
First batch of Covid-19 vaccines arrive at JKIA.

A day after Kenya received the first batch of the covid-19 vaccines, various quarters are now pushing President Uhuru Kenyatta to bite the bullet and publicly take the first Covid-19 vaccine to dispel the safety concerns amongst Kenyans.

A section of governors on Tuesday expressed their reservation in taking the vaccine, urging the top leadership in the country to have the first jab under live cameras in a bid to instill confidence to the people.

Governors also said that they were not involved in the importation of the drugs and the protocols that would be used to distribute them across the country.

About one million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines were brought to the country on Tuesday night through the JKIA, a move that was seen as a significant step in Kenya’s fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

“We don’t want a citizen, senator or a governor to die because he was vaccinated. All of us must be convinced in the national interest that it is the best and safe,” Said Nyandarua governor Francis Kimemia.

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Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi also called upon the president and his health cabinet secretary Mutahi Kagwe to take the vaccines prior to issuing them to ordinary citizens.

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