Two arrested administering fake Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Police have arrested two suspects administering fake Johnson & Johnson vaccines to unsuspecting clients in Kasarani area.

The two are reported to have impersonated as KNH doctors and would charge clients up to Ksh 3,500 to receive the dose at Crane Hospital in the area.

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“2 suspects who impersonated doctors from KNH and administered fake Johnson & Johnson vaccine to unsuspecting clients were yesterday detained for five days by Milimani Law Courts.

Wallace Mugendi Njiru and Kenneth Mukundi Njeru administered the jab at Crane Hospital in Kasarani area, Nairobi County at a fee of Sh 3,500.” Said Thika Town Today.

Detectives working on the case requested the court to hold the suspects for five days as they gather more evidence on the matter that has already been confirmed by some of the victims.

The news comes at a time when the Ministry of Health confirmed that a total of seven people have been arrested in connection to the illegal sale of the vaccine.

The Ministry of Health warned health workers and other government employees that appropriate action will be taken if they are caught in the act. The doses are alleged to be diverted during the transportation process.

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Berryl Achieng
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