A Twitter user is questioning why the vaccine sold to Kenya is double the price that sold in Europe.
Is this the beginning of the KEMSA Heist 2.0?
“Kenya is buying a dose of #COVID19Vaccine at US$ 7 per dose, Brazil is buying at $3.16, US and Bangladesh at $4, South Africa $5.25, almost all European countries are buying at $3.50 WHY IS KENYA PAYING DOUBLE THE WORLD? In total Kenya gov’t is spending about shs 14B and GAVI is injecting another say shs 30B to inoculate 15m Kenyans in the first phase. If we got at the price the rest of the world is paying, we could inject all the 45 million eligible Kenyans in one year”, A Kabelo, a Twitter user wondered
In 2020, it was revealed that over Sh60 billion worth of Covid-19 donations was misappropriated, stolen and pocketed by top government officials and business leaders.
The parliamentary inquiry into the mess at KEMSA has had names of prominent politicians i.e. Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja, and former Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission CEO Halakhe Wako mentioned.
While Kenyans were fearful of the mysterious virus from China and heath workers were waiting for Personal Protective Equipment (PEP) to bear the ravages of COVID-19, Kenyan leaders were looting.
It is not the first time looting from the sick and poor. The major problem is that, going by the circus at the KEMSA heist hearings, it seems no one will be held accountable.
South Africa , one of the countries that was mostly ravaged by the Pandemic have since rejected the AstraZeneca vaccines due to lack of efficacy.
In South Africa, a study showed the AstraZeneca vaccine performed poorly in slowing down the covid-19 variant in that country.
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