DP Ruto explains why he has not taken Covid-19 vaccine

This is why

Vincent Ateya with DP William Ruto (Citizen)

Deputy President William Ruto has finally explained why he has not taken the Covid-19 vaccine.

Speaking on Thursday, the DP said they agreed as Cabinet that frontline workers would be the first to receive the jab, and he is not among them.

"We decided as Cabinet to prioritize frontline workers and those who have a higher exposure to Covid-19 and that's why we started with doctors, nurses, police and the army and then students, and that is the procedure we are following," said William Ruto.

Adding that, "It wouldn't be good for me to get the vaccine and I'm not a frontline worker. I can protect myself. A doctor cannot stay at home, a nurse cannot stay at home."

DP Ruto stated that when the time for him to take Covid-19 jab comes, he will take it, as well as other government officials, including the president.

He also called on Kenyans to take the vaccine, adding that it protects them from contracting the novel coronavirus disease.

Kenya has been using the AstraZaneca covid-19 vaccine and so far 64,000 people have been vaccinated.

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