President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday witnessed how COVID-19 vaccines are manufactured during his tour of South Africa.
The President visited Aspen Pharmacare, the South African-based subsidiary of Aspen, the multinational pharmaceutical company that manufactures and distributes the Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccine.
Uhuru’s visit to the pharmaceutical company comes in the wake of Kenya’s preparations to start local production of Covid-19 and other vaccines.
It also follows an offer by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to donate 100,000 doses of the Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccine to Kenya to boost the country’s vaccination campaign.
Elsewhere, President Kenyatta on Wednesday also toured South Africa’s historic Hector Pieterson Museum that covers the events of the anti-apartheid Soweto uprising.
The museum located in Orlando West, Soweto is named after one of the more than 170 protesting school children that were killed during the uprising
President Kenyatta, who laid a memorial wreath at the museum, was taken on the tour of the historic monument by late Hector Pieterson’s sister, Ms Antoinette Sithoe.