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7 Arrested For Sale Of Covid-19 Vaccine

In a move to correct the rot in the esteemed and crucial Ministry of health, the ministry in collaboration with the law enforcing authorities have moved in to arrest officers involved in the sale of Covid-19 vaccines in the Country.

Speaking to earlier Today Ministry Of Health principal Secretary Susan Mochache said that the seven officers had been arrested in connection with the sale of vaccine.

PS Mochache was talking at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport while receiving a new batch of 358,200 doses of Astrazeneca Covid-19 vaccines from Canada, while noting that a medical doctor was among seven people arrested.

Mochache confirmed that the seven suspects will be arraigned in court and charged in accordance with the law for their act.

“Together with other agencies of government, we are happy to report that at least seven people have been arrested… All these individuals that have been nabbed will face the full force of the law for their acts of both omission and commission,” she said.

The PS went on the record noting that all the vaccines currently being offered across the Country in the mass vaccination exercise was free of charge regardless of the facility offering it.

Mochache further noted that stricter and stiffer actions will be taken against individuals or facilities that contravene the vaccination protocol issued by the government through the Ministry of Health.

Kenya is currently on a mass vaccintaion drive and has been receiving vaccines from foreign donors and other agencies to aid in the push to immunize her larger population against the deadly Covid-19 virus.

The County today received a new batch of 358,200 doses of Astrazeneca from Canada, with the total tally now having been received now standing at over 3.6 million doses of the vaccine.

Records from the Ministry of Health indicate that despite the move, over 1,018 people have tested positive for the coronavirus disease, from a sample size of 9,347 tested in the past 24 hours.

This has resulted in a positivity rate of 10.9% with total confirmed positive cases standing at 236,881 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,380,918.

On matters vaccination, the Ministry noted that as of Wednesday, September 1, 2021, a total of 2,792,309 persons had been vaccinated with 1,985,905 receiving the first dose, while 806, 404 had already received their second dose of the vaccine.

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