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Mutahi Kagwe Reveals Government's Next Move; After Imposing Ban on Importation of Sputnik V Vaccine

Health Cabinet Secretary, Mutahi Kagwe has banned the licensing and importation of vaccines by Private Players, making it clear that all vaccines that have been approved by Pharmacy and Poison Board of Kenya and world Health Organization (WHO) will only be allowed to be used in Kenya.

The move comes barely, after the Government approved the use of Russian Sputnik V Vaccine for emergency purposes only. The move is seen as a side back to the Russian drug, even after it was approved by PPB and was still awaiting for approval by WHO.

Kenya's Deputy President, Dr. William Samoei Ruto just a while ago, received the Sputnik V jab, in what many Kenyans interpreted as a vote of NO Confidence with the Government AstraZeneca Vaccine which is currently issued at a no cost to the Kenyans (Currently issued to health workers,special workers, teachers and those ages 58 and above).

Since that, the currently approved Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine doses available aren’t enough for all Kenyans, many who were of the opinion of seeking for the Vaccine else where for the meantime don’t what next or what’s going to happen next.

Well, while announcing the ban, Hon. Kagwe revealed that, the country is planning to import the “JOHNSON and Johnson” vaccines.

It was earlier this week when Johnson and Johnson announce that it was planning to donate at least 400M doses to the African Union which will help the Continent see at least 60% of her population getting vaccinated by next year.

In terms of the Covid-19 cases, Kenya has a total caseload of 136,893 after 1,851 new cases were recorded today, 02nd April, 2021. The total number of fatalities rose to 2,186 after 19 patients succumbed to the disease.

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