President Uhuru Kenyatta has told Kenyans not blame him for the lockdown in five zoned counties.
Instead President Kenyatta pointed at the experts for the lockdown, saying directive was a result of recommendations issued by health experts following the spike in coronavirus infections in the country.
On the ongoing vaccination exercise, the Head of State admitted that there is a global problem with the supply chain of the vaccine.
“We have not locked down the economy, we have locked down super spreaders areas. That is why bars and churches are closed down. We will do everything we can to return everything back to normal. However, you too have a big role to play, including urging those who are most vulnerable to get vaccinated,” said President Kenyatta.
His ‘Handshake’ partner and opposition leader Raila Odinga, who earlier accompanied Uhuru on an impromptu tour of Nairobi and Kajiado Counties, said he will organize a public vaccination exercise.
“I will personally organize to do a public vaccination so that people can see that I have confidence in the process,” said Raila.
Raila also took the opportunity to open up about his battle with COVID-19.
“I have been sickly and admitted at the Nairobi Hospital for one week before being allowed to recuperate at home for the last two weeks,” said Raila.