The United Kingdom government said on Wednesday that they are willing to offer 817,000 coronavirus vaccine doses to Kenya. This is because of the roll out promise of giving 100 million jabs for global distribution by next June.
Prime Minister of UK Boris Johnson will formally agree to the donation after meeting with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta at the UK leader’s country retreat at Chequers, northwest of London, later on Wednesday.
The pair are due to host a fundraising summit in London on Thursday — attended by other world leaders as well as business, charity, education and youth representatives — focused on global education efforts.
Johnson said in a statement that “As friends and allies, we are sharing UK vaccine doses to support Kenya’s fight against the pandemic,” “From boosting economic growth to addressing climate change and getting girls into school, the UK and Kenya are working hand-in-hand to deliver a more secure and prosperous world.”
Data source: Africa news