The Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA)remains committed in supporting the Government of Kenya’s
initiatives towards combating the deadly Covid-19 pandemic. As the private sector apex body, we have been at the forefront in coordinating the private sector response and complimenting the government’s efforts towards combating the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the economy, general health, and social wellbeing of Kenyans.
We would like to affirm the government’s position, reiterated by the Health Cabinet Secretary Mr. Mutahi Kagwe on private sector’s partnership through KEPSA on the vaccine initiative. We have partnered with the government through the Ministry of Health (MoH) in a bid to support the government in shouldering the burden of vaccinating Kenyans.
This will accelerate the pace of vaccinations and get us closer to herd immunity by the end of the year and get the economy to rebuild back better. KEPSA is coordinating the private sector to raise funds and work through the government to increase the number of vaccines in the country and vaccinate the employees, their families and part to the
community as the government reaches the rest of the public.
The government has been very categorical that no vaccines will be sold in the country by any entity and KEPSA will strictly adhere to this directive by not procuring or selling any vaccines. KEPSA will support the government in
its efforts to get enough doses for the country.263 Companies have already registered and committed their payments towards this effort.
This initiative is open to all private sector companies. We thank all those who have participated in the first phase including business associations such as British Chamber of Commerce Kenya, Kenya Flower Council, European Business Council, Agriculture Sector Network, Kenya Healthcare Federation, Kenya Association of Manufacturers and many
more who have mobilized their members in earnest to participate in this initiative. We are working closely with MoH to discuss the mapping of the locations for the vaccination initiative. All vaccines will be procured, stored and
distributed by the Ministry of Health and administration will be done in concert with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council to deliver the vaccines into people’s arms according to the national guidelines.
We will continue to work with the Ministry of Health and other ministries to mitigate the effects of Covid 19 on the economy and society.