Deputy President William Ruto on Wednesday night, April 15, 2021 revealed the reasons as to why he decided to take the sputnik vaccine and not the government approved Atrazeneca.
In an interview on Citizen TV, Ruto stated that he had no problem with Sputnik that has been banned adding that getting the vaccine was the most important thing and not what type was taken.
“Those saying government bought a cheaper vaccine, are they saying the government bought a lower quality vaccine? They are actually insulting the government. The most important thing now is to get the vaccines. I have no problem with Sputnik that has been banned,” DP Ruto said.
The DP claimed that he was not invited for the exercise when he was asked why he was not present to take the vaccine with the rest of the members of Cabinet.
“When the president decided that it was time for himself and the Cabinet to take the vaccine, I think inadvertently someone forgot to invite me and I was not available for the exercise,” Ruto stated.
The DP Ruto urged Kenyans to take the Covid-19 Vaccine noting that vaccines are our safe and effective tools in saving lives and managing the disease moments after taking his jab.
“COVID-19 vaccines are our safe and effective tools in saving lives and managing the disease. I encourage Kenyans to participate in this exercise to protect ourselves against the pandemic. My family and I received the COVID-19 vaccination at the Karen Residence, Nairobi County,” Ruto said.