The Chairman, Jubilee Party in Kirinyaga, Mureithi Kang’ara has rallied behind the Covid-19 vaccine after he took the jab at Sagana sub-County hospital.
The County Party Chairman said the third wave is serious and emphasized that all the Ministry of Health protocols should be adhered to.
“We had the second wave but this third one is more contagious and every individual should be responsible,” Kang’ara said, reiterating that the vaccine is safe and urged everyone to be vaccinated for their own safety.
Speaking at Sagana Sub County on Monday, Kang’ara said in the past, people feared smallpox and polio vaccines but later it saved the country from the pandemics.
“The stories surrounding this vaccine are myths just like the earlier theories that came with smallpox and polio vaccine. It is safe,” he assured, adding; “We are asking Kenyans not to fear this vaccine, it’s safe.”
He said the directive to close bars at 9pm should be respected. President Uhuru Kenyatta announced on Friday that bars should be closed by 9pm as a measure to reduce the spread of coronavirus infections in the country.
He, however, asked the government not to force anybody to be vaccinated as it is a voluntary process. The vaccination process enters into the third week after frontline workers were vaccinated.
The President and his cabinet were vaccinated during the 15th state of the nation address on Covid.
Kirinyaga County is offering the jab at its referral hospital in Kerugoya, Kianyaga Sub-County, Kimbimbi Sub-County, and Sagana Sub-County hospitals.
By Mutai Kipngetich