Members of the Kenya Catholic Doctors Association (KCDA) have voiced their scepticism about the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines in the country, saying they believe vaccination against the coronavirus to be “unnecessary.
Nation reports that health workers who are part of the KCDA are encouraging faith-based organisations to halt vaccine campaigns, as they claim the only reasonable defence against Covid-19 is observing safety precautions such as wearing masks and quarantining patients for 10-14 days.
Catholic Church of Kenya has dismissed the KCDA’s call to halt distribution of the vaccine and inoculation efforts, citing Pope Francis’ approval of the vaccine as evidence of its safety.
In other news – UPDATE: Senzo Meyiwa’s murder trial set for 25 October
The murder trial against five men accused of killing Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa has been set down for 25 October. A pre-trial hearing has been set for 19 July.
They were arrested in October last year in connection with the 2014 killing. Meyiwa was gunned down in Vosloorus at the house of his girlfriend’s mother. Learn more