BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,30TH MARCH,2021-Deputy president William Ruto and his family have received the COVID19 jab at their Karen Residence in Nairobi.The DP who was vaccinated together with his wife Mama Rachael Ruto has urged Kenyans to come forward in large numbers and get vaccinated. ”COVID19 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 and check its transmission.” Ruto said.
Last week president Uhuru Kenyatta and his family took the vaccine at state house Nairobi.
The move by senior government officials to publicly take the vaccine is seen as part of deliberate effort to convince Kenyans that the jab is safe and they should also follow suit and be vaccinated.
There has been claims from across the social media that the vaccine AstraZeneca was not safe and could lead to serious health complications a move which has largely been seen as the main reason why there has been a slow uptake of the same since it arrived in the country early last month.