You Must Take The Vaccine, Governor Kahiga Tells Residents Above 58 Years

Nyeri County Governor forces residents to take the covid-19 vaccine due to a surge in covid-19 cases

You Must Take The Vaccine, Governor Kahiga Tells Residents Above 58 Years
Mutahi Kahiga, Nyeri County Governor

Noting that the country’s situation is worsening with the covid-19 numbers going high, the Nyeri governor said that all the residents aged 58 years and above in his county have to take the covid-19 vaccine. 

Mutahi Kahiga, the governor, said that the vaccines will be available in Mukurweini Hospital level 4, Karatina level 4, Nyeri County Referral Hospital, Othaya both level-4 and 5 hospitals, Mt Kenya Hospital, Narumoru Health center and Mweiga health center.

The vaccination will also be available at faith-based and private hospitals such as Consolata Hospital, Outspan Hospital, and Tumutumu hospital.

“Those that are 58 and above must and we tell them they must take the vaccination which will be available in all our centers beginning on Tuesday,” the governor commanded.

Kahiga assured: “And we are not saying in Tuesday because we don’t have the vaccination; the vaccinations arrived yesterday but because of logistical issues we have to do a number of record-keeping and Easter.”

He further told the residents through a presser that the county had already received 2000 doses and will be receiving another 4000 doses by Tuesday next week and so urged them to uptake the vaccines for their safety and security.

The governor confirmed that the county has lost its people to covid-19 including the principal housing officer who fell sick outside the county but succumbed to covid-19 on Thursday while receiving treatment in the county.

He also confirmed that five of his officers are also undergoing checkups as a result of the disease.

“We also have a number of my officers about five of them who are also undergoing medical checkups and taking drugs,” he ascertained.

The governor, therefore, suspended all the non-essential services within the county asking all those not providing essential services to work from home with immediate effect.