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CS Kagwe Sparks Mixed Reactions On Social Media For Banning Private Importation Of Covid-19 Vaccines

Kenya has banned private importation, distribution and administration of Sputnik V and AstraZeneca vaccines.

The Ministry of Health through Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe and Health DG Amoth stated that government will only import the vaccines.

This comes after public uproar and safety concerns that the importation of Covid-19 vaccines will not allow transparency.

Issues arose after Covid-19 vaccine made in Russia founds its way in the Kenyan market just a day after the ministry of health had rubbished claims that it was in Kenya.

Deputy president William Ruto and his wife Racheal Ruto are among the public faces who took the vaccines that were imported privately.


Kenyans have congratulated Mutahi Kagwe for taking quick actions in stopping the “business”.

They believe that those importing the vaccines were cartels taking the opportunity to make money.

However, some are still not confident that private companies with connections will adhere to the directive.

Below are some of the reactions collected on Nation’s page.

Lucia Wantonia: Covid cartels at work, you have seen that it is on the rise and you don’t competition.

Moj Rusell: Then import the Covid-19 mongrels.

Ochieng Odeny: Of course you cannot allow anyone to spoil business for you.

Master Muchama: I hope it is entirely on public interest sio vita ya kibiashara.

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