Nearly a year after the coronavirus set its deadly presence in our country, the government has finally succeeded in bringing in a batch of vaccines against the infection.
There is, however, not much celebration going around on this piece of news.
Isn’t it sad that citizens of a nation cannot rejoice over such a breakthrough, because they already know the corruption and collusion levels in their country cannot allow them to even get proper medical care?
According to The Nation, politicians have already acted on our fears, jumping the vaccination line for the jab ahead of teachers and health workers.
According to the publication, Cabinet Secretaries, Principal Secretaries, and politicians will receive the vaccine before the essential workers get the remains over the weekend.
It is not that we wish ill upon these leaders, but we really need to set our national priorities right, especially when only slightly over one million vaccines are available to us.
It makes no sense to put people who are at the lowest risk of contracting COVID before high-risk professionals, who do not even have proper protective gear to shield them against the virus to begin with.
Meanwhile, here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:
You Take Covid jab First, Governors Tell Uhuru
Safety concerns rocked the Covid- vaccination process before vaccines arrived Wednesday morning.
Governors on Tuesday said many Kenyans are skeptical about the vaccine and called on top leaders, headed by President Uhuru Kenyatta, to publicly take the first jab to dispel safety fears.
Governors also deplored their noninvolvement in the importation and development of protocols for countrywide launch.
DP Ruto’s Troubles Deepen After New Jubilee Deputy SG Joshua Kutuny Discloses the Following
Newly appointed Jubilee party deputy Secretary-General Joshua Kutuny has disclosed that he will not hesitate to endorse the removal of deputy president William Ruto.
He noted that he will support any motion that will be presented to the Jubilee party aiming at expelling deputy president William Ruto from the ruling Jubilee Party.
He has said that he agrees with those pushing for the removal of deputy president William Ruto from the party because he has been disloyal to the party.
God led me to Kemsa, nurse in Sh42 million deal tells MPs
A nurse on Tuesday told members of the Public Investments Committee that God led her to a Sh42 million tender at the Kenya Medical Supplies Agency.
Eunice Cherono invoked the name of God saying her persistent prayers delivered the tender, which is among those under probe by the House team.
Cherono told the Mvita MP Abdulswamad Nassir-led committee that she walked to Kemsa after days of prayer and walked out with the deal without the intervention of any influential person at Kemsa or outside the medical supplies authority.
As the BBI bill makes its debut in Parliament tomorrow, do you expect to see heated discussions as was the case for the County Revenue Bill, or will it be a case of smooth sailing for it?