Deputy Governor Kakamega County, H.E Prof. Philip Museve Kutima has urged essential service providers in the County to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine against Corona virus.
The Deputy Governor was addressing mourners during the funeral service of Mzee David Vavu Luta, the father to Ward Administrator of Mahiakalo Mr. Luta Babu on Tuesday at Matsakha village, Butali-Chegulo Ward in Malava Sub-County.
“This third wave of Covid-19 is more dangerous than the first and second. All the frontline service providers who include health workers, teachers, security and enforcement officers are currently being vaccinated at the County General Hospital; we intend to have everyone vaccinated,” he affirmed and advised the residents not to listen to misconceptions being spread about the vaccine.
The vaccine, he noted, has been given a clean bill of health by the National Government and other health partners as safe and effective.
Professor Kutima reminded residents to observe all the protocols outlined by the Ministry of Health for minimizing and managing the spread of the virus namely hand washing, proper wearing of face masks and social distancing.
The DG eulogized Mzee Vavu as a hardworking, reliable and disciplined citizen as evident by his family members, virtues he mentioned, should be emulated by everyone.
He was accompanied by the area MCA Hon. Kevin Mahelo, Chief Officer PSA Dr. Dominic Muteshi, Malava Sub-County Administrator Dr. Boniface Mudi, several Sub-County Administrators, Ward Administrators, Chiefs, Community Area Administrators, Members of Village Councils and county staff.