President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta have received the COVID-19 vaccine at a time when the country is experiencing a third wave of the disease.
As a way of leading by example and instilling confidence in the vaccine among Kenyans the president and the first Lady took their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine jab at Statehouse followed by other senior officials including Interior CS Fred Matiang’i, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe and Acting Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu.
Inter-religious leaders including, Archbishop Antony Muheria and Bishop Philip Oginde.
President Kenyatta had earlier directed members of the Executive and Cabinet to receive the Covid-19 jab.
State House Chief of Staff Nzioka Waita was the first to follow the directive.
“As the Government scales up the roll out of the national Covid-19 Vaccine program, the President has directed his entire Cabinet & Executive Office to lead by example and get the jab! I received mine this morning under the watchful guidance of the Ministry of Health vaccination team,” he said