President Uhuru Kenyatta has on Thursday chaired a Cabinet meeting at State House Nairobi where various matters were discussed.
Various bills, policies and Treaties were considered during the meeting that are meant to transform the agenda of the country.
“His excellency the President today chaired a Cabinet Meeting at State House, Nairobi. At today’s sitting, Cabinet considered various Bills, Policies, and Treaties that seek to further anchor the continued implementation of the Administration’s Transformative Agenda for Kenya.” Said State House.
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All matters discussed are also meant to ensure the country’s steady growth and revival following the COVID-19 pandemic through the Economic Recovery Strategy (ERS).
“as well as re-position the economy onto a steady and sustainable growth trajectory as part of our Post-COVID-19 Economic Recovery Strategy (ERS).” Said State House
Kenya and vaccination plans
The news comes at a time when the country is preparing to received millions of doses of China’s COVID vaccine this February.
First in line to be vaccinated will be front line health workers, teachers and police as revealed by Health CS Mutahi Kagwe back in January.
In the same month, the Ministry confirmed plans to vaccinate 1.25 million people between the month of February and June 2021 before the stocks run out.
“The vaccination program is divided into 3 phases. Phase 1 – Kenya has prioritized the vaccination of 1.25 million people between February and June 2021 when it is expected that global vaccine stocks will be limited.” Said Ministry of Health.
The second phase will target 97 million people between the months of July 2021 and June 2022. Those to be vaccinated are people with underlying conditions and those aged above 50 years.
Phase 2 – During this phase (July 2021 to June 2022) and as more vaccines become available the plan is to vaccinate 9.7 million more Kenyans, targeting persons above 50 years of age and those above 18 years of age with underlying health conditions.” Said Ministry of Health.
The third and final phase will see 4.9 million people are vaccinated and it will target the vulnerable people in the society.
“Phase 3 – This phase could run concurrently with phase 2 depending on availability of adequate vaccines. We hope to target the vaccination of 4.9 million people who will include all other vulnerable populations like those on congregate settings.” Said Ministry of Health