Mutahi Kagwe

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Mutahi Kagwe said : “The partnership between the public sector and the private sector is going to be now on more equal basis. Indeed, this is the first time when we are going to see private hospitals referring their patients to public hospitals,” External link

capitalfm Saturday, October 16, 2021 3:17:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "Vaccination is part of Kenya's ambitious multifaceted malaria fighting strategy and we will continue expanding its use to ensure it benefits vulnerable children and pregnant mothers," External link

kenyastar Thursday, October 14, 2021 11:46:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "Vaccination is part of Kenya's ambitious multifaceted malaria fighting strategy and we will continue expanding its use to ensure it benefits vulnerable children and pregnant mothers," External link

sinacom-en Thursday, October 14, 2021 10:29:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “People must make decisions on the background of evidence. Expecting that somebody is going to change suddenly when they get to certain jobs whether it is president or otherwise, is expecting too much. Expecting that somebody who does not have a drive for projects or a vision for this country and they will develop it when they get into the presidency is expecting too much,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, October 14, 2021 11:06:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "This move will ensure that overcrowding does not happen at the few facilities which are offering vaccination services. The list of vaccination centers is available on our website," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, October 13, 2021 7:11:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We are doing well but we are not out of the woods yet. We have had a significant drop in positivity rate and in the hospitalization rate which is the best thing and in addition to that, we have also lowered our fatality rate which is also a very important figure to consider because generally speaking it is lower than the global rate,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, October 13, 2021 6:01:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “I am tired too and I am a Kenyan and I want to get back to normal life but it will take a while to get back to what we call normal life because even after opening the economy, things like wearing of masks and social distancing will remain. However, it is our intention as a government that as soon as we have consistently stayed the positivity rate that we are in now, we will be able to make significant changes,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, October 13, 2021 6:01:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We are doing well but we are not out of the woods yet. We have had a significant drop in positivity rate and in the hospitalization rate which is the best thing and in addition to that, we have also lowered our fatality rate which is also a very important figure to consider because generally speaking it is lower than the global rate,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, October 13, 2021 3:49:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “I am tired too and I am a Kenyan and I want to get back to normal life but it will take a while to get back to what we call normal life because even after opening the economy, things like wearing of masks and social distancing will remain. However, it is our intention as a government that as soon as we have consistently stayed the positivity rate that we are in now, we will be able to make significant changes,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, October 13, 2021 3:49:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “with 117 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while sixty-four are from various health facilities countrywide,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, October 9, 2021 6:24:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “The Ministry of Health has for the last few weeks embarked on a series of vaccination campaigns that target to vaccinate over 10 million Kenyans by the end of December 2021, in order for the country to achieve herd immunity. I am urging those yet to be vaccinated to turn out and get the jab as there are enough vaccines in the country,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, October 7, 2021 9:56:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We can only do so if the positivity rate comes down and if we have more vaccinations. We are keen on reaching five million doses before Mashujaa Day. When you have been vaccinated, you are a shujaa,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, October 7, 2021 6:53:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "The containment measures including the curfew hours of 10 pm to 4 am will remain there and this is for two reasons... number one is that as far as the positivity rate is concerned, we are still above the WHO recommended figures in terms of two weeks period when you have got less than five per cent of positivity rate at a high testing level," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:45:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Today 222 patients have recovered from the disease with 169 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 53 are from various health facilities countrywide. Total recoveries now stand at 243,286 of whom 196,688 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 46,598 are from various health facilities countrywide,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, October 7, 2021 9:21:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "We need the 30 days and extend the time so that we can vaccinate as many people during that period as possible," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, October 6, 2021 4:54:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “The extension is effective today (Monday). This is because we are still, as far as the positivity rate is concerned, above the WHO recommended figures in terms of two weeks period when you have got less than 5 percent positivity rate at a high testing level,” External link

capitalfm Monday, October 4, 2021 4:40:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We will also use the 30 days that we have extended the containment measures to vaccinate as many people as possible. As we head to the Christmas period, we need to ensure that many people are vaccinated because it is the only way that we will be able to fully reopen the economy,” External link

capitalfm Monday, October 4, 2021 4:40:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “As we know, challenges affecting different countries on the continent, regardless of the regions they may be in, could very well manifest themselves in other countries in the different regions, hence the need to ensure collaboration is escalated beyond a region as may be necessary,” External link

capitalfm Friday, October 1, 2021 6:06:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "The governments working with the UN to secure 30 million Doses of Johnson and Johnson vaccines to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in the country and will also supplement AstraZeneca vaccine due to its low supply," External link

tuko Tuesday, June 22, 2021 10:28:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe stated : “The Ministry recognizes the importance of the conference on the calendar of the Teachers Union. Accordingly, the gathering is expected to draw a large gathering of people and maintenance of the physical distance would be a challenge,” External link

capitalfm Monday, June 21, 2021 9:16:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe added : “It is important to note that the Country is currently experiencing widespread community transmission of the virus with a surge of the cases in the past few weeks. With the recent emergence of new highly transmissible variants, Kenya remains at a high risk of resurgence of cases and deaths and therefore we are advocating for stringent measures including social distancing and avoidance of social gatherings,” External link

capitalfm Monday, June 21, 2021 9:16:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 18.8 per cent with the majority being males at 56 per cent while females are at 44 per cent Proportion of adults fully vaccinated is now at 0.7 per cent," External link

thestarkenya Saturday, June 19, 2021 5:38:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “A total of 1,097 patients are admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 4,842 patients are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program,” External link

standardmedia Friday, June 18, 2021 6:35:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Except for essential and emergency services, movement between the hotspot zone and the rest of the country is strongly discouraged,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, June 18, 2021 4:49:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "Except for essential and emergency services, movement between the hotspot zones and the rest of the country is strongly discouraged," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, June 17, 2021 8:24:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "All public gatherings and in-person meetings of whatever nature are prohibited within the hotspot zone, including house parties and sporting activities," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, June 17, 2021 8:24:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe noted : “The positivity rate in the aforementioned counties averages 21 per cent against a national average of 9 per cent,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, June 17, 2021 6:02:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "While considering the global shortages, the Ministry of Health has revised the duration between the administration of the first dose and the second dose from eight to 12 weeks," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, June 17, 2021 3:53:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "While considering the global shortages, the Ministry of Health has revised the duration between the administration of the first dose and the second dose from eight to 12 weeks," External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, June 15, 2021 4:59:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Countries must desist from engaging in discriminatory conduct and accept all valid certificates for vaccines approved by the World Health Organization for emergency use,” “There is a need to re-evaluate ownership of IP rights to reflect the true participation in creating the same. Too often, research results and trials conducted in Africa are assumed to be the property of some participants instead of all participants,” External link

kenyalondonnews Wednesday, June 9, 2021 11:51:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “In these days of Covid, it scares me when you walk around and see all sorts of masks disposed all over the place. This is the place they should come so we can be sure that we are not spreading the disease all over,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, June 7, 2021 12:49:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "Some countries produce power with waste, counties should look for ways of making use of waste," "The government is committed to embrace environment-friendly and cost-effective waste treatment and disposal technologies," External link

thestarkenya Monday, June 7, 2021 12:49:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Of these, 2,150 are health workers, others 216 security officers 95, teachers 45, those aged 58 years and above 35,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, June 4, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Nobody is authorized to vaccinate you except for those outlets that have been given authority by the Health Ministry and not only have they been given authority by the ministry they vaccinate for free,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, June 3, 2021 9:51:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “The government will commit substantial resources to the medical research body Kemri to make it a premier capacity-building institution in the region,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, June 3, 2021 9:51:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “The main mode of health care waste treatment in Kenya has been disease-fired incinerators prescribed for both high and low volume health facilities,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, June 3, 2021 5:48:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "While considering the global shortages, the Ministry of Health has revised the duration between the administration of the first dose and the second dose from eight to 12 weeks," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, June 2, 2021 9:48:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We are pleased to receive the PPE’s from MultiChoice Kenya. On behalf of the Government of Kenya, I want to thank the company for the generous contribution and expression of solidarity towards fighting this disease and keeping Kenyans safe,” External link

tuko Wednesday, June 2, 2021 11:39:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said ( about Tobacco Control Alliance ) : "The government achieved another milestone on May 4, 2020, by ratifying the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products aimed at combating the impact of illegal trade on Public Health, Economic and social well-being," External link

thestarkenya Monday, May 31, 2021 4:46:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Today, 444 people have tested positive for the disease. The positivity rate is now 8.9 per cent,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, May 31, 2021 1:56:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Today 643 patients have recovered from the disease, 406 from the home-based and isolation care while 237 are from various health facilities countrywide,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, May 31, 2021 1:56:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Unfortunately, 16 people from reports of facility audit records conducted on diverse dates in April and May are reported to have succumbed to the disease,” “This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 3,157. Our sincere condolences to families and friends of those that have lost their loved ones” External link

thestarkenya Monday, May 31, 2021 1:56:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "The associated surge in cases is already draining the health system in the affected counties. Good thing, the existing vaccines in the country are effective against these variants," External link

allafrica Saturday, May 29, 2021 9:48:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Seventy-six were discharged from the Home Based and Isolation Care program while thirty-nine are from various health facilities across the country,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, May 29, 2021 6:13:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe stated : “In this regard, the procurement agreement through African Union for 30 million doses of Johnson and Jonson vaccine is almost complete,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, May 27, 2021 5:58:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe stated : “In this regard, the procurement agreement through African Union for 30 million doses of Johnson and Jonson vaccine is almost complete,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, May 27, 2021 3:19:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We urge Kenyans to be on the lookout because the Indian variant is deadly. As of 17th this month, 28 people in Nyanza have tested positive for the Indian variant” External link

standardmedia Thursday, May 27, 2021 2:50:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We are asking county governments to prepare themselves particularly with the supply of oxygen and piping the hospital wards,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, May 27, 2021 2:50:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "I would like to appeal once again to all parents, guardians, caretakers and the public to support the polio vaccination campaign. Kindly ensure that every child under the age of 5 years in your community in the targeted counties is vaccinated during the campaign in order to expedite our journey towards a polio-free Kenya. You are also requested to report any child aged below 15 years who develops sudden weakness of hands or legs or both to the nearest health facility for investigation," External link

allafrica Thursday, May 27, 2021 3:17:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "The porous borders have witnessed high population movements especially of immigrants further increasing the risk of spread of the disease within our borders. The obtaining situation, especially at a time when the world is battling the COVID 19 pandemic, remains a big concern," "In February this year, the Ministry of health confirmed 6 cases of polio virus, among them samples picked from sewage material in Garissa and Mombasa counties. These necessitated the current plans to conduct emergency polio campaigns in line with Global polio eradication initiative" External link

allafrica Thursday, May 27, 2021 3:17:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Lies and half-truths have instilled a sense of fear among members of the public against visiting hospitals, and this has presented a challenge in monitoring and managing cancer, diabetes, hypertension, and other non-communicable diseases,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, May 26, 2021 5:46:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe stated : “In this regard, the procurement agreement through African Union for 30 million doses of Johnson and Jonson is almost complete,” External link

capitalfm Friday, May 21, 2021 8:02:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "At country level, we all need to rethink our taxation and duty regimes to create an enabling environment that preferentially supports local manufacturers to compete fairly with importers, since access to health products is not only a health measure, but a national security issue," External link

thestarkenya Friday, May 21, 2021 4:30:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "Whereas we acknowledge with gratitude the COVAX Facility, which was intended to finance access to vaccines in developing countries, we recognise that this benefit has not been realised due to the global shortage of supplies and the unfortunate situation in India, coupled with an unfortunate emergence of vaccine nationalism," External link

thestarkenya Friday, May 21, 2021 4:30:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "We have not heard from anywhere of people dying because they did not get the second dose," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, May 20, 2021 5:39:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “I would like to appeal once again to all parents, guardians, caretakers and the public to support the polio vaccination campaign. Kindly ensure that every child under the age of 5 years in your community in the targeted counties is vaccinated during the campaign in order to expedite our journey towards a polio-free Kenya. You are also requested to report any child aged below 15 years who develops sudden weakness of hands or legs or both to the nearest health facility for investigation,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, May 20, 2021 1:41:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “The porous borders have witnessed high population movements especially of immigrants further increasing the risk of spread of the disease within our borders. The obtaining situation, especially at a time when the world is battling the COVID 19 pandemic, remains a big concern,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, May 20, 2021 1:41:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "This is simply a temporary setback and we should not be worried. I have no doubts whatsoever that by this time next year or by the end of this year, we will be having a new or an amended constitution and even God knows that is true," External link

tuko Tuesday, May 18, 2021 4:30:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe alisema : "Hii ni pigo tu la muda mfupi na hatutakani kuwa na wasiwasi. Sina shauku kuwa wakati kama huu mwaka ujao ama mwishoni wa mwaka huu, tutakuwa na katiba mpya ama katiba iliyorekebishwa hata Mungu anajua ukweli," External link

tuko Sunday, May 16, 2021 6:07:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "This is simply a temporary setback and we should not be worried. I have no doubts whatsoever that by this time next year or by the end of this year, we will be having a new or an amended Constitution and even God knows that is true," External link

tuko Sunday, May 16, 2021 4:36:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "This is especially welcome, considering that most developing countries have been experiencing supply disruptions occasioned by vaccine nationalism," External link

allafrica Thursday, May 13, 2021 3:37:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "We want to do this quickly. This is the best news ever. History will remember the decision by the US government to fight a global pandemic," External link

allafrica Thursday, May 13, 2021 3:37:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "The governments working with the UN to secure 30 million Doses of Johnson and Johnson vaccines to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in the country and will also supplement AstraZeneca vaccine due to its low supply," External link

tuko Wednesday, May 12, 2021 11:29:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe stated : "As most of us may be aware, India is currently recording high numbers of COVID-19 related-cases as well as deaths, and the demand for AstraZeneca vaccine is very high, making it impossible for the Covax facility to meet the much-needed demand in Africa," External link

tuko Wednesday, May 12, 2021 11:29:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "The governments working with the UN to secure 30 Million Doses of Johnson and Johnson Vaccines to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in the country and will also supplement AstraZeneca vaccine due to its low supply," External link

tuko Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:11:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "As most of us may be aware, India is currently recording high numbers of COVID-19 related-cases as well as deaths, and the demand for AstraZeneca vaccine is very high, making it impossible for the Covax facility to meet the much-needed demand in Africa," External link

tuko Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:11:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Even as we remain hopeful of the shipment of the 2 nd dose through the Covax mechanism, we are pursuing other avenues to ensure that this will happen,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:03:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Of the 22 fatalities, 18 occurred on diverse dates within the last one month and four are late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, May 12, 2021 8:35:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Even as we remain hopeful of the shipment of the 2 nd dose through the Covax mechanism, we are pursuing other avenues to ensure that this will happen,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, May 12, 2021 8:03:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Of these, 280,876 are aged 58 years and above, health workers, 160,947, teachers, 143,684, security officers, 77,417 while 254,144 are in the others category,” External link

herald Wednesday, May 12, 2021 2:04:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “In the wake of emerging questions over possible adverse events following immunisation, those who have been vaccinated are encouraged to report any side effects,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, May 10, 2021 10:36:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Eighty-nine patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 83 of them in general wards and 6 n High Dependency Units,” External link

capitalfm Monday, May 10, 2021 6:51:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "It is not just teachers but also other people working in schools because they risk of being infected by children who get it but don’t show symptoms. But teachers get symptomatic," External link

thestarkenya Saturday, May 8, 2021 1:52:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "They are the primary caregivers to millions of women and newborns before, during and after childbirth" External link

haberler-en Wednesday, May 5, 2021 4:04:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe added : "As a government, we are delighted to celebrate the midwives in Kenya for their tireless commitment and professionalism in delivering safe, effective, respectful quality care to mothers and their babies," External link

haberler-en Wednesday, May 5, 2021 4:04:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Total confirmed cases are now 160,904 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,688,106,” External link

capitalfm Tuesday, May 4, 2021 6:49:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Given what’s happening in India where they are reporting over 200,000 COVID cases per day we think there will be a delay, it will be difficult for the Indian government to release the number of vaccines required for the African countries under the COVAX facility,” External link

capitalfm Monday, May 3, 2021 4:24:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “What this means is that there exists huge potential in the production of healthcare products that our country can take advantage of,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, May 3, 2021 12:22:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “It is a proud moment that for the first time we have got a situation where syringes are being exported to Europe from Kenya,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, May 3, 2021 12:22:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe told : “Today, you can cover not only our VTM requirement but also outside Kenya,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, May 3, 2021 12:22:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We aim to reach at least 40 per cent from local manufacturers and suppliers,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, May 3, 2021 12:22:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said ( about Amendment Bill ) : “We wish to appeal to our lawmakers to expedite the proposal made through the Health (Amendment) Bill, 2020,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, May 3, 2021 12:22:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said ( about Amendment Bill ) : “In that Finance Bill is where we have presented as our proposals to the Treasury, ways to address the tax issues that have been a burden in terms of competitiveness of the suppliers,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, May 3, 2021 12:22:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Your hard work coupled with the sacrifices you make by risking your lives for the sake of our people cannot go unnoticed. The government recognizes the efforts that you have all made in order to keep our people not only healthy but also alive,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, May 1, 2021 7:05:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe told : “We have also said for the benefit of the Committee, lest some of this corruption issues are pushed towards the Ministry and KEMSA only, there should be equivalent investigations in USAID to see whether some of the money supposedly having been paid to Kenya, could have been paid in Mexico, and other places we hear rumours of,” External link

capitalfm Friday, April 30, 2021 7:58:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "From the new cases 492 are Kenyans while five are foreigners with 282 being males and 215 females," External link

standardmedia Friday, April 30, 2021 7:04:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “At some point, we must decide, move forward and produce ARVs locally like other nations,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, April 30, 2021 4:53:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Originally, we had an issue of taxation because of an introduction of a private sector by the USAID that we were not aware of, but we have already sorted that out,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, April 30, 2021 4:53:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "We cannot talk on the matter, we are investigating the issue and we will find a solution," External link

allafrica Friday, April 30, 2021 4:01:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "given the dire events in India, we resolved to suspend all passenger flights in and out of the country for a period of 14 days. This suspension is to take effect from midnight this coming Saturday" External link

haberler-en Wednesday, April 28, 2021 11:13:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Given the dire events in India, we resolved to suspend all passenger flights in and out of the country for a period of 14 days. This suspension is to take effect from midnight this coming Saturday,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, April 28, 2021 10:55:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "Cargo planes shall however remain in service subject to observation of transport protocols," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, April 28, 2021 7:46:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Once we have concluded our deal, we expect one million doses for Pfizer-BioNTech and maybe another one million for Johnson & Johnson once production is ramped up,” “That combined with what we can get from Covax facility (in this case AstraZeneca) should be able to allow us to continue with the vaccination process” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, April 28, 2021 7:43:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "As of April 26, 2021, a total of 1,080,000 doses had been distributed to regional depots countrywide leaving a balance of 40,000 doses at the Kitengela Central Vaccines stores," External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, April 27, 2021 8:12:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Once we have concluded our deal, we expect one million doses for Pfizer-BioNTech and maybe another one million for Johnson & Johnson once production is ramped up,” “That combined with what we can get from Covax facility (in this case AstraZeneca) should be able to allow us to continue with the vaccination process” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, April 27, 2021 4:38:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "As of April 25, 2021, a total of 1,080,000 doses had been distributed to the regional depots across the country leaving a balance of 40,000 doses at the Kitengela Central Vaccines stores," External link

thestarkenya Monday, April 26, 2021 5:57:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Once we have concluded our deal, we expect one million doses for Pfizer-BioNTech and maybe another one million for Johnson & Johnson once production is ramped up,” “That combined with what we can get from Covax facility (in this case AstraZeneca) should be able to allow us to continue with the vaccination process” External link

standardmedia Monday, April 26, 2021 2:58:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “The new infections were identified from 4, 194 samples which were tested,” External link

capitalfm Sunday, April 25, 2021 6:12:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Personally I am not holding my breath in terms of deliveries in May given what we have now seen is happening in India where they are reporting over 200,000 cases of positive persons per day, deaths accumulating at a very fast rate, we think that there will be a delay as far as deliveries are concerned,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, April 24, 2021 7:21:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "The results of the measures are encouraging. In that period, the positivity rate has gone down from about 20 percent to about 16 percent, the number of patients relying on oxygen has dropped, the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) occupancy rate is slowly decreasing, and the fatality rate has also come down," External link

sinacom-en Saturday, April 24, 2021 2:42:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "We expect to receive the net consignment of vaccines in time for the second dosage," External link

sinacom-en Saturday, April 24, 2021 2:42:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "The results of the measures are encouraging. In that period, the positivity rate has gone down from about 20 percent to about 16 percent, the number of patients relying on oxygen has dropped, the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) occupancy rate is slowly decreasing, and the fatality rate has also come down," External link

xinhuanet_en Saturday, April 24, 2021 1:18:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "We expect to receive the net consignment of vaccines in time for the second dosage," External link

xinhuanet_en Saturday, April 24, 2021 1:18:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "The results of the measures are encouraging. In that period, the positivity rate has gone down from about 20 % to 16 %, the number of patients relying on oxygen has dropped, the ICU occupancy rate is slowly decreasing and the fatality rate has also come down," External link

tuko Friday, April 23, 2021 6:57:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Sadly 23 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours with 10 having occurred on diverse dates within the last one month, while 13 are late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits,” External link

standardmedia Friday, April 23, 2021 6:55:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “The results of the measures are encouraging because the positivity rate has gone down from about 20 per cent to about 16 per cent. The numbers of patients relying on oxygen have dropped, ICU occupancy rate is slowly decreasing and the fatality rate has also come down,” External link

standardmedia Friday, April 23, 2021 6:55:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe stated : “For instance in Nakuru, the PSA plant produces approximately 80 cylinders daily to serve four isolation public and private facilities with a bed capacity of approximately 120 beds. In the past two months, the oxygen need has surged from less than 50 to over 200 cylinders required per day,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, April 23, 2021 12:50:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe told : “We are appealing to all those holding oxygen cylinders to immediately return them so that companies can supply oxygen to our hospitals,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, April 23, 2021 12:50:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Once we have concluded our deal, we expect one million doses for Pfizer-BioNTech and maybe another one million for Johnson & Johnson once production is ramped up,” “That combined with what we can get from Covax facility (in this case AstraZeneca) should be able to allow us to continue with the vaccination process” External link

standardmedia Thursday, April 22, 2021 6:11:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "As most of us may be aware, India is currently recording high numbers of COVID-19 related-cases as well as deaths and the demand for AstraZeneca vaccine is very high making it impossible for the Covax facility to meet the much-needed demand in Africa," External link

tuko Thursday, April 22, 2021 5:43:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We want to create our own vaccine making and distributing capacity. This is not just a health issue, it is also a security issue,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, April 22, 2021 1:00:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We have spoken to governors and county commissioners in those counties and asked them to take county specific measures so that we can contain the spikes in those areas,” “If that happens and if we continue the way we are going then it is likely that we are going to go down to the recommended five per cent flattening rate that WHO says is what we should be aiming at,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, April 21, 2021 11:01:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “India the manufacturer of the AstraZeneca vaccines is going through a challenging time with over 200,000 cases on COVID-19 being recorded daily and it is for this reason India has slowed down the supply of Astrazeneca to address the problem in their country,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, April 21, 2021 8:48:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “For the time being, we have to strictly adhere to the containment measures, until such a time that we bring down the cases and our positivity rate,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, April 21, 2021 7:27:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We have spoken to governors and county commissioners in those counties and asked them to take county specific measures so that we can contain the spikes in those areas,” “If that happens and if we continue the way we are going then it is likely that we are going to go down to the recommended five per cent flattening rate that WHO says is what we should be aiming at,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, April 21, 2021 7:27:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We are pleased to receive the PPE’s from MultiChoice Kenya. On behalf of the Government of Kenya, I want to thank the company for the generous contribution and expression of solidarity towards fighting this disease and keeping Kenyans safe,” External link

tuko Wednesday, April 21, 2021 5:13:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Given what what’s happening in India where they are reporting over 200,000 COVID cases per day we think there will be a delay, it will be difficult for the Indian government to release the quantity of vaccines required for the African countries under the COVAX facility,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, April 21, 2021 3:35:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "The war against the COVID-19 pandemic is not government's alone, hence the importance for other sectors on being involved," External link

tuko Wednesday, April 21, 2021 3:16:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “As a government, we can no longer serve the public,” “The demand for oxygen has doubled. We want to urge you to return all cylinders to the respective hospitals” External link

eurweb Tuesday, April 20, 2021 1:25:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Sadly, 20 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours, one having occurred in the last 24 hours, 11 on diverse dates within the last one month while eight are late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, April 19, 2021 9:44:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “In terms of gender, men have continued to exhibit a lot of enthusiasm in this exercise compared to women. 393, 261 males have so far been vaccinated compared to 308,526 females,” External link

capitalfm Monday, April 19, 2021 7:22:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “The Counties with less than 1,000 people vaccinated since the start of the exercise is Lamu with 469, followed by Marsabit 472 and Tan River with 675,” External link

capitalfm Monday, April 19, 2021 7:22:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “As of today, 260 patients are in ICU, twelve in HDU, 47 on ventilatory support, 164 on supplemental oxygen, 49 on observation while 246 others are on supplementary Oxygen. A further 234 patients are in general ward,” External link

standardmedia Friday, April 16, 2021 6:43:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We are aiming to improve the wellbeing of children, from conception up until their second birthday – a period which is crucial for human development,” External link

independent-UG Wednesday, April 14, 2021 11:11:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "We are aiming to improve the wellbeing of children, from conception up until their second birthday - a period which is crucial for human development," External link

sinacom-en Wednesday, April 14, 2021 6:06:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "118,833 are Health Workers, 39,523 Security Officers, 70,338 Teachers and 258,584 are other members of the public who include those at 58 years and above," External link

thestarkenya Monday, April 12, 2021 6:53:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “By April 11, a total of 487, 278 people had been vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine,” “From this number, 118, 833 are health workers, 39,523 security officers, 70, 338 teachers and 258, 584 are other members of the public who include those at 58 years and above” External link

capitalfm Monday, April 12, 2021 6:39:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "Our focus as a country has been to go for vaccines in the WHO list. This is because all the works, including safety and efficacy, have been done for us and the global community. Vaccines being used in Kenya must be cleared by WHO and the Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB)," External link

allafrica Monday, April 12, 2021 3:03:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "We do not have the infrastructure to ensure transparency, or a streamlined way of accounting for paid for vaccines and free ones," External link

allafrica Monday, April 12, 2021 3:03:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “The current scenario was not anticipated, and the government only got to know about the likelihood of delayed supply late in January. USAID is expected to hand over the same for distribution through the established systems,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, April 12, 2021 2:34:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “From the cases, 463 are Kenyans while 23 are foreigners,” “The youngest is a 3-month-old infant while the oldest is 94 years” External link

capitalfm Sunday, April 11, 2021 9:33:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe noted : “4,233 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care. 236 patients are in the ICU, 45 on ventilatory support and one hundred and fifty-nine patients on supplemental oxygen,” External link

standardmedia Friday, April 9, 2021 5:39:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Co-participation of the private sector in the vaccination exercise now threatens the gains made in the fight against COVID-19 and we risk having counterfeit vaccines in the market,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, April 8, 2021 3:43:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “The situation at the moment is such that the industry is completely stretched and if we go any further than that then some immediate steps will have to be taken,” “There are a lot of facilities with idle cylinders and I don’t think people are appreciating just how important it is not to have cylinders lying around when people are dying because of lack of oxygen” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, April 8, 2021 8:41:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "I don't think people are appreciating just how important it is that we don't just have cylinders lying around when people are dying because of lack of oxygen" External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, April 7, 2021 1:05:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "I welcome the resolution of the ARVs stalemate. As government we must take look at how to look after own people in order to avoid such situations in future" External link

standardmedia Tuesday, April 6, 2021 11:05:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “The vaccination exercise targeting frontline workers like doctors, nurses, police, military and teachers has gone smoothly and we expect to cover other population groups soon,” External link

independent-UG Monday, April 5, 2021 7:31:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We are happy that there is great demand for the vaccine from Kenyans,” “Let us not panic or become anxious. The government will provide vaccines for all adults in Kenya in a phased approach” External link

WashingtonPost Sunday, April 4, 2021 5:10:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “The committee noted that co-participation of the private sector in the vaccination exercise now threatens the gains made in the fight against COVID-19 and we risk having counterfeit vaccines in the market,” External link

capitalfm Saturday, April 3, 2021 5:11:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe alisema : "Serikali inapiga marufuku ya uingizaji, usambazaji na matumizi ya chanjo hadi wakati ambapo ina uhakika kuwa kuna uwazi zaidi na uwajibikaji kamilihusiana na suala nzima. Wakala pekee wa chanjo nchini Kenya atabaki kuwa serikali ya Jamhuri ya Kenya hadi pale ambapo tangazo lingine litakapotolewa tena," External link

tuko Saturday, April 3, 2021 12:57:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We are happy that there is great demand for the vaccine from Kenyans,” “Let us not panic or become anxious. The government will provide vaccines for all adults in Kenya in a phased approach” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, April 3, 2021 11:13:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "The vaccination exercise targeting frontline workers like doctors, nurses, police, military and teachers has gone smoothly and we expect to cover other population groups soon," External link

xinhuanet_en Saturday, April 3, 2021 1:19:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "that there is greater transparency and accountability in the entire process," External link

news24 Friday, April 2, 2021 10:51:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “The committee noted that co-participation of the private sector in the vaccination exercise now threatens the gains made in the fight against COVID-19 and we risk having counterfeit vaccines in the market,” External link

capitalfm Friday, April 2, 2021 10:09:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Co-participation of the private sector in the vaccination exercise now threatens the gains made in the fight against COVID-19 and we risk having counterfeit vaccines in the market,” External link

capitalfm Friday, April 2, 2021 9:07:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe alisema : "Wakala pekee wa chanjo nchini Kenya atabaki kuwa serikali ya Jamhuri ya Kenya hadi pale ambapo tangazo lingine litakapotolewa tena," External link

tuko Friday, April 2, 2021 7:21:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “The vaccines being used in Kenya have been cleared by two institutions- WHO and Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB). If a vaccine has not been cleared by WHO, it will not be used in Kenya, whether it is being used in other countries or not,” External link

standardmedia Friday, April 2, 2021 6:31:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Another 89 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 78 of them in the general wards and 11 in the high dependency unit,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, March 30, 2021 8:53:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Sadly, 12 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours all of them being late death reports from facility record audits that occurred on diverse dates. This pushes our cumulative fatalities to 2,147,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, March 30, 2021 8:53:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “These cylinders are expensive, the international market is obviously very squeezed now and supply is a problem. We have asked for them under the public health act that please return these cylinders as it is a matter of life and death at the moment,” “There are a lot of facilities with idle cylinders and I don’t think people are appreciating just how important it is not to have cylinders lying around when people are dying because of lack of oxygen” External link

thestarkenya Monday, March 29, 2021 7:11:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We need to increase the infrastructure for piping in hospitals. What is now happening is that individual cylinders are being used per patient such that we have a cylinder lying next to a patient. This is inefficient and dangerous," he added. "Therefore we are asking both county and national government facilities to fastrack the piping of oxygen. And then course these are pressurised cylinders and so anything can happen when we have something like that placed next to a patient,” External link

tuko Monday, March 29, 2021 5:17:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "I don't think people are appreciating just how important it is that we don't just have cylinders lying around when people are dying because of lack of oxygen" External link

thestarkenya Monday, March 29, 2021 3:44:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "For example, the oxygen plant in Kenyatta hospital was supplied by the then Slovakian Republic of which the country itself does not exist," External link

thestarkenya Monday, March 29, 2021 3:44:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Our people spend more than Sh8 billion annually seeking cancer treatment in India, South Africa and Dubai. There is a growing interest from the government and private healthcare providers, as well as the public sector in cancer treatment,” “It is expected that the number of patients seeking and receiving quality care is expected to increase over the next five years. To address this need, improved access to diagnostics and radiotherapy capabilities are required” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, March 28, 2021 11:44:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Kenya has extremely low levels of PET/CT and SPECT/CT penetration and less than 20 radiotherapy equipment across the country. This, coupled with the limited availability of oncologists, is restricting access to cancer care for the majority of patients,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, March 28, 2021 11:44:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “165 from the Home Based Care and Isolation while eighty have been discharged from various hospitals,” External link

standardmedia Friday, March 26, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “I think somewhere along the line we seem to have developed some confusion that anybody can walk into a vaccination centre and get vaccines. I want to make it very clear, those carrying out vaccination will have to account for every dose that they have used and that dose that they have used must be matched against an eligible person,” “Should we receive information to the contrary, we will have no alternative but to take whatever legal extent possible to us including revoking of practice licences. We know we have heard there are those who are now calling friends and relatives to vaccinate them, particularly in private hospitals and we would like to say that this is against the law,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, March 23, 2021 10:14:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “In other words, if you have got persons who are frontline soldiers within the embassies and within the UN we will prioritise them with everyone else when we get to the age of 58 years so again everybody will be eligible irrespective of who they are or which countries they come from,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, March 23, 2021 10:14:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “I have noted with concern media reports to the effect that the vaccination deployment plan targeting frontline workers as is policy is being abused,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, March 21, 2021 7:01:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “The vaccination plan remains intact and targets all persons resident in Kenya including those serving in the diplomatic corps. All who qualify for vaccination in the ongoing first phase are therefore encouraged to turn up for vaccination in designated vaccination facilities across the country. This first phase targets frontline workers who include health care workers, teachers and support staff in learning institutions, those serving in security and others in all ports of entry,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, March 21, 2021 6:13:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We are going to emphasize on home-based isolation and care because of how stretched hospitals are,” External link

tuko Thursday, March 18, 2021 10:25:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "This situation continues to deteriorate as more people continue to test positive," External link

haberler-en Wednesday, March 17, 2021 8:24:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "It is important that we all adhere to the measures in place to stem the tide of the rising cases. This includes strict adherence to public order and curfew measures as per the directives of the president," External link

haberler-en Wednesday, March 17, 2021 8:24:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "Moving forward, it is likely counties will have to take care of patients at county level," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, March 17, 2021 7:40:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "We are asking for cooperation and responsible behaviour in the fight against COVID-19. I urge Kenyans to be determined to fight this wave. This is not the time to tire but to invigorate our determination so we do not fall on the wayside," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, March 17, 2021 7:40:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe noted : “As we had predicted, starting March the numbers have begun to rise,” External link

standardmedia Monday, March 15, 2021 1:15:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Another 28 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 26 of them in the general wards and two in the High Dependency Unit (HDU),” External link

standardmedia Saturday, March 13, 2021 6:21:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe stated : “From the cases 775 are Kenyans while 54 are foreigners. 490 are males and 339 females. The youngest is a one-year old baby while the oldest is 87,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, March 11, 2021 10:29:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “I know this time round, people are tired, I am tired as well, people are strained and the virus has taken a toll on us and it is at this time when we feel the way we do that we can let our guard down, adopt a don’t care attitude but then we will be hit hardest,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, March 11, 2021 10:29:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe stated : “Another 28 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 26 of them in the general wards and 2 in the High Dependency Unit (HDU),” External link

standardmedia Thursday, March 11, 2021 8:10:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “This time around people feel tired, I am tired as well. People are strained, it has taken a toll on us over the last one year but we also know that it is at this time when we feel the way we feel that we can let our guard down, adopt an 'I don’t care attitude' but then we will be hit hardest,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, March 11, 2021 8:45:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe alisema : "Ninataka kuweka rasmi kuwa Kenya imeingia katika wimbi la tatu. Kulikuwa na wimbi la kwanza na la pili lililoanza Novemba, lakini kama wizara tumetabiri huenda itaongozeka Machi," External link

tuko Thursday, March 11, 2021 8:01:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "I want to make it official that Kenya is in its third wave. There was the first and second wave that ran from November, but as the ministry had projected, in March, we may begin to see a surge," External link

tuko Thursday, March 11, 2021 6:40:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "As I indicated, we have a priority list with regards to the vaccination which initially started with our healthcare workers to be followed starting today by teachers, security personnel and other vulnerable groups. The police officers will start the process of vaccination today starting with the IG," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, March 10, 2021 7:37:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "As I indicated, we have a priority list with regards to the vaccination which initially started with our healthcare workers to be followed starting today by teachers, security personnel and other vulnerable groups. The police officers will start the process of vaccination today starting with the IG," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, March 10, 2021 7:37:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "We are about to start another difficult period, but I know that having overcome the first two, we can also overcome this one. I know that this time round people feel tired, I am tired as well. It has taken a toll on us over the past one year," "We also know that it is at this time when we feel the way we feel that we can let our guard down and adopt a don't care attitude that then we will be hit hardest" External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, March 10, 2021 7:37:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "We plan to vaccinate 15 million people countrywide which is about 30 percent of our total population of about 49 million by the end of June 2023 in three phases," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, March 10, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “As you are aware that the third wave has been experienced in other parts of the word including Europe with devastating effects and our hope and prayer as a nation is that this is not we are going to experience in our nation,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, March 10, 2021 7:23:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe noted : “As we had predicted, starting March the numbers have begun to rise,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, March 10, 2021 5:54:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “The number of patients in ICU has gone up with 89 patients now in the ICU and as you recall the number had gone to even less than 20 in January. We are about to start another difficult period but I know, having been overcome the first two waves, we will overcome this one too,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, March 10, 2021 5:45:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “I know this time round, people are tired, I am tired as well, people are strained and the virus has taken a toll on us and it is at this time when we feel the way we do that we can let our guard down, adopt a don’t care attitude but then we will be hit hardest,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, March 10, 2021 5:45:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Let us all work together and renew our commitment to ensuring that we can protect each other and save our loved ones,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, March 10, 2021 5:45:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "A total of 488 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities while 1,394 are on Home Based Isolation and Care," External link

thestarkenya Monday, March 8, 2021 12:09:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "Our sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their loved ones," External link

thestarkenya Sunday, March 7, 2021 5:32:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "A total of 488 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities while 1,394 are on Home Based Isolation and Care," External link

thestarkenya Sunday, March 7, 2021 5:32:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "Today 374 patients have recovered from the disease, 328 from the Home Based Care and Isolation Care while 46 from various health facilities," External link

thestarkenya Saturday, March 6, 2021 9:39:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "Overall, things are definitely getting better. It's truly a great day for Kenya. We now have the equivalent of a bazooka or a machine gun in our fight against the virus," External link

allafrica Friday, March 5, 2021 3:43:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "In as much we have the vaccine here with us, not everybody is going to be vaccinated in the first phase, and anybody who thinks we can begin to let our guard down better think again," External link

allafrica Friday, March 5, 2021 3:43:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe told : "The cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,317,617. From the cases 483 are Kenyans while 45 are foreigners. 330 are males and 198 are females. The youngest is a two-month-old infant while the oldest is 89," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, March 4, 2021 7:16:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We have been fighting the pandemic with rubber bullets but what we have acquired today is equivalent, metaphorically speaking, to bazookas and machine guns,” External link

tribtown Thursday, March 4, 2021 6:49:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "Today 185 patients have recovered from the disease, 102 from various health facilities while 83 from the Home-Based and Isolation Care," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, March 4, 2021 4:26:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We plan as a ministry to get vaccines as quick a possible - if we get them faster then we can distribute it faster,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, March 4, 2021 3:00:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “The war has changed. We have been fighting Covid-19 but we have been fighting it with rubber bullets. But this time around what we have received here is equivalent metaphorically speaking to the acquisition of machine guns, bazookas and tanks to fight this war against Covid-19,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, March 4, 2021 10:17:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “This is a historic day for Kenya, marking an important milestone in our fight against COVID-19,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, March 4, 2021 8:56:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We have been fighting the pandemic with rubber bullets but what we have acquired today is equivalent, metaphorically speaking, to bazookas and machine-guns,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, March 3, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We have been fighting the pandemic with rubber bullets but what we have acquired today is equivalent, metaphorically speaking, to bazookas and machine-guns,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, March 3, 2021 6:38:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We have been fighting the pandemic with rubber bullets but what we have acquired today is equivalent, metaphorically speaking, to bazookas and machine-guns,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, March 3, 2021 5:18:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Those who want to be vaccinated will be vaccinated – and we hope they will be majority of people. WHO advised (us) that we need to vaccinate a third of our population to achieve herd immunity,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, March 3, 2021 4:30:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We have been fighting the pandemic with rubber bullets but what we have acquired today is equivalent, metaphorically speaking, to bazookas and machine-guns,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, March 3, 2021 2:07:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We have been fighting the pandemic with rubber bullets but what we have acquired today is equivalent, metaphorically speaking, to bazookas and machine guns,” External link

independent-UK Wednesday, March 3, 2021 1:22:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We have been fighting the pandemic with rubber bullets but what we have acquired today is equivalent, metaphorically speaking, to bazookas and machine-guns,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, March 3, 2021 1:05:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We have been fighting the pandemic with rubber bullets but what we have acquired today is equivalent, metaphorically speaking, to bazookas and machine-guns,” External link

680news Wednesday, March 3, 2021 11:44:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We have been fighting the pandemic with rubber bullets but what we have acquired today is equivalent, metaphorically speaking, to bazookas and machine guns,” External link

beaumontenterprise Wednesday, March 3, 2021 11:36:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We have been fighting the pandemic with rubber bullets but what we have acquired today is equivalent, metaphorically speaking, to bazookas and machine guns,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, March 3, 2021 11:35:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We have been fighting the pandemic with rubber bullets but what we have acquired today is equivalent, metaphorically speaking, to bazookas and machine guns,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, March 3, 2021 11:22:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “This is a historic day for Kenya, marking an important milestone in our fight against COVID-19,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, March 3, 2021 10:52:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “This is a historic day for Kenya, marking an important milestone in our fight against COVID-19,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, March 3, 2021 9:30:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe disse : "É muito importante chegar à conclusão de que depender das nações ocidentais para o nosso bem-estar no que diz respeito a questões médicas é uma tolice" External link

deutschewelle-pt_BR Thursday, January 21, 2021 9:52:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe disse : "Exorto-o a retomar o trabalho para evitar perder o seu emprego. À medida que caminhamos para o Natal, a época festiva, não seja mais uma estatística que será um candidato a emprego no próximo ano" External link

angop Monday, December 21, 2020 10:45:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe déclaré : "C'est pourquoi je suis attristé de voir que ce virus continue de nous frapper là où cela fait le plus mal, c'est-à-dire parmi nos travailleurs de santé" External link

french.china.org.cn Monday, November 16, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe dit : "Lorsque l'un d'eux perd la vie, nous sommes appauvris en tant que pays, et notre douleur augmente, car cela laisse un vide encore plus grand" External link

french.china.org.cn Monday, November 16, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe déclaré : "Nous pouvons clairement voir que nos infections augmentent à un rythme alarmant. Nos établissements de santé risquent également d'être débordés si nous n'agissons pas maintenant et rapidement" External link

infosplusgabon Saturday, October 31, 2020 12:05:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe déclaré : "J'ai prévenu que nous sommes face à une deuxième vague de cette maladie. J'ai averti que plus tôt nous changerons nos comportements, mieux ce sera, car nous risquons d’anéantir tous les progrès que nous avons réalisés jusqu'à présent dans la lutte contre cette maladie" External link

infosplusgabon Saturday, October 31, 2020 12:05:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe déclaré : "Il est décourageant de constater que les comtés qui avaient des taux d'infection très faibles et qui semblaient être sur le point d'éradiquer le virus ont soudainement tourné au pire" External link

infosplusgabon Saturday, October 31, 2020 12:05:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe dit : "Toutes les cités de Nairobi et Mombasa comptent un cas individuel du virus" External link

infosplusgabon Monday, April 20, 2020 11:54:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe dit : "Nous avons demandé aux gens de ne pas quitter Nairobi et les gens continuent de sortir en douce de Nairobi. Pourquoi demandez-vous un confinement total alors que vous ne pouvez même pas vous confiner vous-mêmes ? Confinez-vous ! Vous n'avez pas besoin du Président Uhuru Kenyatta ou de M. Kagwe pour vous confiner" External link

infosplusgabon Monday, April 20, 2020 11:54:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe dit : "Je ne suis pas au courant de cas où des hôpitaux font sortir des patients pour les protéger du coronavirus" External link

infosplusgabon Monday, April 20, 2020 11:54:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe disse : "Quero informar que o Ministério da Saúde confirma o primeiro caso de coronavírus no Quénia" External link

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Mutahi Kagwe said : “The partnership between the public sector and the private sector is going to be now on more equal basis. Indeed, this is the first time when we are going to see private hospitals referring their patients to public hospitals,” External link

capitalfm Saturday, October 16, 2021 3:17:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "Vaccination is part of Kenya's ambitious multifaceted malaria fighting strategy and we will continue expanding its use to ensure it benefits vulnerable children and pregnant mothers," External link

kenyastar Thursday, October 14, 2021 11:46:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "Vaccination is part of Kenya's ambitious multifaceted malaria fighting strategy and we will continue expanding its use to ensure it benefits vulnerable children and pregnant mothers," External link

sinacom-en Thursday, October 14, 2021 10:29:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “People must make decisions on the background of evidence. Expecting that somebody is going to change suddenly when they get to certain jobs whether it is president or otherwise, is expecting too much. Expecting that somebody who does not have a drive for projects or a vision for this country and they will develop it when they get into the presidency is expecting too much,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, October 14, 2021 11:06:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "This move will ensure that overcrowding does not happen at the few facilities which are offering vaccination services. The list of vaccination centers is available on our website," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, October 13, 2021 7:11:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We are doing well but we are not out of the woods yet. We have had a significant drop in positivity rate and in the hospitalization rate which is the best thing and in addition to that, we have also lowered our fatality rate which is also a very important figure to consider because generally speaking it is lower than the global rate,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, October 13, 2021 6:01:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “I am tired too and I am a Kenyan and I want to get back to normal life but it will take a while to get back to what we call normal life because even after opening the economy, things like wearing of masks and social distancing will remain. However, it is our intention as a government that as soon as we have consistently stayed the positivity rate that we are in now, we will be able to make significant changes,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, October 13, 2021 6:01:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We are doing well but we are not out of the woods yet. We have had a significant drop in positivity rate and in the hospitalization rate which is the best thing and in addition to that, we have also lowered our fatality rate which is also a very important figure to consider because generally speaking it is lower than the global rate,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, October 13, 2021 3:49:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “I am tired too and I am a Kenyan and I want to get back to normal life but it will take a while to get back to what we call normal life because even after opening the economy, things like wearing of masks and social distancing will remain. However, it is our intention as a government that as soon as we have consistently stayed the positivity rate that we are in now, we will be able to make significant changes,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, October 13, 2021 3:49:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “with 117 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while sixty-four are from various health facilities countrywide,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, October 9, 2021 6:24:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “The Ministry of Health has for the last few weeks embarked on a series of vaccination campaigns that target to vaccinate over 10 million Kenyans by the end of December 2021, in order for the country to achieve herd immunity. I am urging those yet to be vaccinated to turn out and get the jab as there are enough vaccines in the country,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, October 7, 2021 9:56:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We can only do so if the positivity rate comes down and if we have more vaccinations. We are keen on reaching five million doses before Mashujaa Day. When you have been vaccinated, you are a shujaa,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, October 7, 2021 6:53:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "The containment measures including the curfew hours of 10 pm to 4 am will remain there and this is for two reasons... number one is that as far as the positivity rate is concerned, we are still above the WHO recommended figures in terms of two weeks period when you have got less than five per cent of positivity rate at a high testing level," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:45:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Today 222 patients have recovered from the disease with 169 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 53 are from various health facilities countrywide. Total recoveries now stand at 243,286 of whom 196,688 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 46,598 are from various health facilities countrywide,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, October 7, 2021 9:21:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "We need the 30 days and extend the time so that we can vaccinate as many people during that period as possible," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, October 6, 2021 4:54:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “The extension is effective today (Monday). This is because we are still, as far as the positivity rate is concerned, above the WHO recommended figures in terms of two weeks period when you have got less than 5 percent positivity rate at a high testing level,” External link

capitalfm Monday, October 4, 2021 4:40:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We will also use the 30 days that we have extended the containment measures to vaccinate as many people as possible. As we head to the Christmas period, we need to ensure that many people are vaccinated because it is the only way that we will be able to fully reopen the economy,” External link

capitalfm Monday, October 4, 2021 4:40:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “As we know, challenges affecting different countries on the continent, regardless of the regions they may be in, could very well manifest themselves in other countries in the different regions, hence the need to ensure collaboration is escalated beyond a region as may be necessary,” External link

capitalfm Friday, October 1, 2021 6:06:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "The governments working with the UN to secure 30 million Doses of Johnson and Johnson vaccines to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in the country and will also supplement AstraZeneca vaccine due to its low supply," External link

tuko Tuesday, June 22, 2021 10:28:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe stated : “The Ministry recognizes the importance of the conference on the calendar of the Teachers Union. Accordingly, the gathering is expected to draw a large gathering of people and maintenance of the physical distance would be a challenge,” External link

capitalfm Monday, June 21, 2021 9:16:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe added : “It is important to note that the Country is currently experiencing widespread community transmission of the virus with a surge of the cases in the past few weeks. With the recent emergence of new highly transmissible variants, Kenya remains at a high risk of resurgence of cases and deaths and therefore we are advocating for stringent measures including social distancing and avoidance of social gatherings,” External link

capitalfm Monday, June 21, 2021 9:16:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 18.8 per cent with the majority being males at 56 per cent while females are at 44 per cent Proportion of adults fully vaccinated is now at 0.7 per cent," External link

thestarkenya Saturday, June 19, 2021 5:38:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “A total of 1,097 patients are admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 4,842 patients are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program,” External link

standardmedia Friday, June 18, 2021 6:35:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Except for essential and emergency services, movement between the hotspot zone and the rest of the country is strongly discouraged,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, June 18, 2021 4:49:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "Except for essential and emergency services, movement between the hotspot zones and the rest of the country is strongly discouraged," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, June 17, 2021 8:24:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "All public gatherings and in-person meetings of whatever nature are prohibited within the hotspot zone, including house parties and sporting activities," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, June 17, 2021 8:24:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe noted : “The positivity rate in the aforementioned counties averages 21 per cent against a national average of 9 per cent,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, June 17, 2021 6:02:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "While considering the global shortages, the Ministry of Health has revised the duration between the administration of the first dose and the second dose from eight to 12 weeks," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, June 17, 2021 3:53:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "While considering the global shortages, the Ministry of Health has revised the duration between the administration of the first dose and the second dose from eight to 12 weeks," External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, June 15, 2021 4:59:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Countries must desist from engaging in discriminatory conduct and accept all valid certificates for vaccines approved by the World Health Organization for emergency use,” “There is a need to re-evaluate ownership of IP rights to reflect the true participation in creating the same. Too often, research results and trials conducted in Africa are assumed to be the property of some participants instead of all participants,” External link

kenyalondonnews Wednesday, June 9, 2021 11:51:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “In these days of Covid, it scares me when you walk around and see all sorts of masks disposed all over the place. This is the place they should come so we can be sure that we are not spreading the disease all over,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, June 7, 2021 12:49:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "Some countries produce power with waste, counties should look for ways of making use of waste," "The government is committed to embrace environment-friendly and cost-effective waste treatment and disposal technologies," External link

thestarkenya Monday, June 7, 2021 12:49:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Of these, 2,150 are health workers, others 216 security officers 95, teachers 45, those aged 58 years and above 35,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, June 4, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Nobody is authorized to vaccinate you except for those outlets that have been given authority by the Health Ministry and not only have they been given authority by the ministry they vaccinate for free,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, June 3, 2021 9:51:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “The government will commit substantial resources to the medical research body Kemri to make it a premier capacity-building institution in the region,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, June 3, 2021 9:51:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “The main mode of health care waste treatment in Kenya has been disease-fired incinerators prescribed for both high and low volume health facilities,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, June 3, 2021 5:48:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "While considering the global shortages, the Ministry of Health has revised the duration between the administration of the first dose and the second dose from eight to 12 weeks," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, June 2, 2021 9:48:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We are pleased to receive the PPE’s from MultiChoice Kenya. On behalf of the Government of Kenya, I want to thank the company for the generous contribution and expression of solidarity towards fighting this disease and keeping Kenyans safe,” External link

tuko Wednesday, June 2, 2021 11:39:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said ( about Tobacco Control Alliance ) : "The government achieved another milestone on May 4, 2020, by ratifying the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products aimed at combating the impact of illegal trade on Public Health, Economic and social well-being," External link

thestarkenya Monday, May 31, 2021 4:46:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Today, 444 people have tested positive for the disease. The positivity rate is now 8.9 per cent,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, May 31, 2021 1:56:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Today 643 patients have recovered from the disease, 406 from the home-based and isolation care while 237 are from various health facilities countrywide,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, May 31, 2021 1:56:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Unfortunately, 16 people from reports of facility audit records conducted on diverse dates in April and May are reported to have succumbed to the disease,” “This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 3,157. Our sincere condolences to families and friends of those that have lost their loved ones” External link

thestarkenya Monday, May 31, 2021 1:56:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "The associated surge in cases is already draining the health system in the affected counties. Good thing, the existing vaccines in the country are effective against these variants," External link

allafrica Saturday, May 29, 2021 9:48:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Seventy-six were discharged from the Home Based and Isolation Care program while thirty-nine are from various health facilities across the country,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, May 29, 2021 6:13:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe stated : “In this regard, the procurement agreement through African Union for 30 million doses of Johnson and Jonson vaccine is almost complete,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, May 27, 2021 5:58:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe stated : “In this regard, the procurement agreement through African Union for 30 million doses of Johnson and Jonson vaccine is almost complete,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, May 27, 2021 3:19:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We urge Kenyans to be on the lookout because the Indian variant is deadly. As of 17th this month, 28 people in Nyanza have tested positive for the Indian variant” External link

standardmedia Thursday, May 27, 2021 2:50:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We are asking county governments to prepare themselves particularly with the supply of oxygen and piping the hospital wards,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, May 27, 2021 2:50:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "I would like to appeal once again to all parents, guardians, caretakers and the public to support the polio vaccination campaign. Kindly ensure that every child under the age of 5 years in your community in the targeted counties is vaccinated during the campaign in order to expedite our journey towards a polio-free Kenya. You are also requested to report any child aged below 15 years who develops sudden weakness of hands or legs or both to the nearest health facility for investigation," External link

allafrica Thursday, May 27, 2021 3:17:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "The porous borders have witnessed high population movements especially of immigrants further increasing the risk of spread of the disease within our borders. The obtaining situation, especially at a time when the world is battling the COVID 19 pandemic, remains a big concern," "In February this year, the Ministry of health confirmed 6 cases of polio virus, among them samples picked from sewage material in Garissa and Mombasa counties. These necessitated the current plans to conduct emergency polio campaigns in line with Global polio eradication initiative" External link

allafrica Thursday, May 27, 2021 3:17:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Lies and half-truths have instilled a sense of fear among members of the public against visiting hospitals, and this has presented a challenge in monitoring and managing cancer, diabetes, hypertension, and other non-communicable diseases,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, May 26, 2021 5:46:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe stated : “In this regard, the procurement agreement through African Union for 30 million doses of Johnson and Jonson is almost complete,” External link

capitalfm Friday, May 21, 2021 8:02:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "At country level, we all need to rethink our taxation and duty regimes to create an enabling environment that preferentially supports local manufacturers to compete fairly with importers, since access to health products is not only a health measure, but a national security issue," External link

thestarkenya Friday, May 21, 2021 4:30:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "Whereas we acknowledge with gratitude the COVAX Facility, which was intended to finance access to vaccines in developing countries, we recognise that this benefit has not been realised due to the global shortage of supplies and the unfortunate situation in India, coupled with an unfortunate emergence of vaccine nationalism," External link

thestarkenya Friday, May 21, 2021 4:30:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "We have not heard from anywhere of people dying because they did not get the second dose," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, May 20, 2021 5:39:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “I would like to appeal once again to all parents, guardians, caretakers and the public to support the polio vaccination campaign. Kindly ensure that every child under the age of 5 years in your community in the targeted counties is vaccinated during the campaign in order to expedite our journey towards a polio-free Kenya. You are also requested to report any child aged below 15 years who develops sudden weakness of hands or legs or both to the nearest health facility for investigation,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, May 20, 2021 1:41:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “The porous borders have witnessed high population movements especially of immigrants further increasing the risk of spread of the disease within our borders. The obtaining situation, especially at a time when the world is battling the COVID 19 pandemic, remains a big concern,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, May 20, 2021 1:41:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "This is simply a temporary setback and we should not be worried. I have no doubts whatsoever that by this time next year or by the end of this year, we will be having a new or an amended constitution and even God knows that is true," External link

tuko Tuesday, May 18, 2021 4:30:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe alisema : "Hii ni pigo tu la muda mfupi na hatutakani kuwa na wasiwasi. Sina shauku kuwa wakati kama huu mwaka ujao ama mwishoni wa mwaka huu, tutakuwa na katiba mpya ama katiba iliyorekebishwa hata Mungu anajua ukweli," External link

tuko Sunday, May 16, 2021 6:07:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "This is simply a temporary setback and we should not be worried. I have no doubts whatsoever that by this time next year or by the end of this year, we will be having a new or an amended Constitution and even God knows that is true," External link

tuko Sunday, May 16, 2021 4:36:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "This is especially welcome, considering that most developing countries have been experiencing supply disruptions occasioned by vaccine nationalism," External link

allafrica Thursday, May 13, 2021 3:37:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "We want to do this quickly. This is the best news ever. History will remember the decision by the US government to fight a global pandemic," External link

allafrica Thursday, May 13, 2021 3:37:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "The governments working with the UN to secure 30 million Doses of Johnson and Johnson vaccines to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in the country and will also supplement AstraZeneca vaccine due to its low supply," External link

tuko Wednesday, May 12, 2021 11:29:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe stated : "As most of us may be aware, India is currently recording high numbers of COVID-19 related-cases as well as deaths, and the demand for AstraZeneca vaccine is very high, making it impossible for the Covax facility to meet the much-needed demand in Africa," External link

tuko Wednesday, May 12, 2021 11:29:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "The governments working with the UN to secure 30 Million Doses of Johnson and Johnson Vaccines to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in the country and will also supplement AstraZeneca vaccine due to its low supply," External link

tuko Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:11:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "As most of us may be aware, India is currently recording high numbers of COVID-19 related-cases as well as deaths, and the demand for AstraZeneca vaccine is very high, making it impossible for the Covax facility to meet the much-needed demand in Africa," External link

tuko Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:11:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Even as we remain hopeful of the shipment of the 2 nd dose through the Covax mechanism, we are pursuing other avenues to ensure that this will happen,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:03:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Of the 22 fatalities, 18 occurred on diverse dates within the last one month and four are late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, May 12, 2021 8:35:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Even as we remain hopeful of the shipment of the 2 nd dose through the Covax mechanism, we are pursuing other avenues to ensure that this will happen,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, May 12, 2021 8:03:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Of these, 280,876 are aged 58 years and above, health workers, 160,947, teachers, 143,684, security officers, 77,417 while 254,144 are in the others category,” External link

herald Wednesday, May 12, 2021 2:04:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “In the wake of emerging questions over possible adverse events following immunisation, those who have been vaccinated are encouraged to report any side effects,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, May 10, 2021 10:36:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Eighty-nine patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 83 of them in general wards and 6 n High Dependency Units,” External link

capitalfm Monday, May 10, 2021 6:51:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "It is not just teachers but also other people working in schools because they risk of being infected by children who get it but don’t show symptoms. But teachers get symptomatic," External link

thestarkenya Saturday, May 8, 2021 1:52:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "They are the primary caregivers to millions of women and newborns before, during and after childbirth" External link

haberler-en Wednesday, May 5, 2021 4:04:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe added : "As a government, we are delighted to celebrate the midwives in Kenya for their tireless commitment and professionalism in delivering safe, effective, respectful quality care to mothers and their babies," External link

haberler-en Wednesday, May 5, 2021 4:04:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Total confirmed cases are now 160,904 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,688,106,” External link

capitalfm Tuesday, May 4, 2021 6:49:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Given what’s happening in India where they are reporting over 200,000 COVID cases per day we think there will be a delay, it will be difficult for the Indian government to release the number of vaccines required for the African countries under the COVAX facility,” External link

capitalfm Monday, May 3, 2021 4:24:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “What this means is that there exists huge potential in the production of healthcare products that our country can take advantage of,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, May 3, 2021 12:22:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “It is a proud moment that for the first time we have got a situation where syringes are being exported to Europe from Kenya,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, May 3, 2021 12:22:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe told : “Today, you can cover not only our VTM requirement but also outside Kenya,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, May 3, 2021 12:22:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We aim to reach at least 40 per cent from local manufacturers and suppliers,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, May 3, 2021 12:22:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said ( about Amendment Bill ) : “We wish to appeal to our lawmakers to expedite the proposal made through the Health (Amendment) Bill, 2020,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, May 3, 2021 12:22:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said ( about Amendment Bill ) : “In that Finance Bill is where we have presented as our proposals to the Treasury, ways to address the tax issues that have been a burden in terms of competitiveness of the suppliers,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, May 3, 2021 12:22:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Your hard work coupled with the sacrifices you make by risking your lives for the sake of our people cannot go unnoticed. The government recognizes the efforts that you have all made in order to keep our people not only healthy but also alive,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, May 1, 2021 7:05:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe told : “We have also said for the benefit of the Committee, lest some of this corruption issues are pushed towards the Ministry and KEMSA only, there should be equivalent investigations in USAID to see whether some of the money supposedly having been paid to Kenya, could have been paid in Mexico, and other places we hear rumours of,” External link

capitalfm Friday, April 30, 2021 7:58:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "From the new cases 492 are Kenyans while five are foreigners with 282 being males and 215 females," External link

standardmedia Friday, April 30, 2021 7:04:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “At some point, we must decide, move forward and produce ARVs locally like other nations,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, April 30, 2021 4:53:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Originally, we had an issue of taxation because of an introduction of a private sector by the USAID that we were not aware of, but we have already sorted that out,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, April 30, 2021 4:53:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "We cannot talk on the matter, we are investigating the issue and we will find a solution," External link

allafrica Friday, April 30, 2021 4:01:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "given the dire events in India, we resolved to suspend all passenger flights in and out of the country for a period of 14 days. This suspension is to take effect from midnight this coming Saturday" External link

haberler-en Wednesday, April 28, 2021 11:13:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Given the dire events in India, we resolved to suspend all passenger flights in and out of the country for a period of 14 days. This suspension is to take effect from midnight this coming Saturday,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, April 28, 2021 10:55:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "Cargo planes shall however remain in service subject to observation of transport protocols," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, April 28, 2021 7:46:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Once we have concluded our deal, we expect one million doses for Pfizer-BioNTech and maybe another one million for Johnson & Johnson once production is ramped up,” “That combined with what we can get from Covax facility (in this case AstraZeneca) should be able to allow us to continue with the vaccination process” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, April 28, 2021 7:43:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "As of April 26, 2021, a total of 1,080,000 doses had been distributed to regional depots countrywide leaving a balance of 40,000 doses at the Kitengela Central Vaccines stores," External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, April 27, 2021 8:12:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Once we have concluded our deal, we expect one million doses for Pfizer-BioNTech and maybe another one million for Johnson & Johnson once production is ramped up,” “That combined with what we can get from Covax facility (in this case AstraZeneca) should be able to allow us to continue with the vaccination process” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, April 27, 2021 4:38:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "As of April 25, 2021, a total of 1,080,000 doses had been distributed to the regional depots across the country leaving a balance of 40,000 doses at the Kitengela Central Vaccines stores," External link

thestarkenya Monday, April 26, 2021 5:57:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Once we have concluded our deal, we expect one million doses for Pfizer-BioNTech and maybe another one million for Johnson & Johnson once production is ramped up,” “That combined with what we can get from Covax facility (in this case AstraZeneca) should be able to allow us to continue with the vaccination process” External link

standardmedia Monday, April 26, 2021 2:58:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “The new infections were identified from 4, 194 samples which were tested,” External link

capitalfm Sunday, April 25, 2021 6:12:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Personally I am not holding my breath in terms of deliveries in May given what we have now seen is happening in India where they are reporting over 200,000 cases of positive persons per day, deaths accumulating at a very fast rate, we think that there will be a delay as far as deliveries are concerned,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, April 24, 2021 7:21:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "The results of the measures are encouraging. In that period, the positivity rate has gone down from about 20 percent to about 16 percent, the number of patients relying on oxygen has dropped, the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) occupancy rate is slowly decreasing, and the fatality rate has also come down," External link

sinacom-en Saturday, April 24, 2021 2:42:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "We expect to receive the net consignment of vaccines in time for the second dosage," External link

sinacom-en Saturday, April 24, 2021 2:42:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "The results of the measures are encouraging. In that period, the positivity rate has gone down from about 20 percent to about 16 percent, the number of patients relying on oxygen has dropped, the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) occupancy rate is slowly decreasing, and the fatality rate has also come down," External link

xinhuanet_en Saturday, April 24, 2021 1:18:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "We expect to receive the net consignment of vaccines in time for the second dosage," External link

xinhuanet_en Saturday, April 24, 2021 1:18:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "The results of the measures are encouraging. In that period, the positivity rate has gone down from about 20 % to 16 %, the number of patients relying on oxygen has dropped, the ICU occupancy rate is slowly decreasing and the fatality rate has also come down," External link

tuko Friday, April 23, 2021 6:57:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Sadly 23 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours with 10 having occurred on diverse dates within the last one month, while 13 are late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits,” External link

standardmedia Friday, April 23, 2021 6:55:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “The results of the measures are encouraging because the positivity rate has gone down from about 20 per cent to about 16 per cent. The numbers of patients relying on oxygen have dropped, ICU occupancy rate is slowly decreasing and the fatality rate has also come down,” External link

standardmedia Friday, April 23, 2021 6:55:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe stated : “For instance in Nakuru, the PSA plant produces approximately 80 cylinders daily to serve four isolation public and private facilities with a bed capacity of approximately 120 beds. In the past two months, the oxygen need has surged from less than 50 to over 200 cylinders required per day,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, April 23, 2021 12:50:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe told : “We are appealing to all those holding oxygen cylinders to immediately return them so that companies can supply oxygen to our hospitals,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, April 23, 2021 12:50:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Once we have concluded our deal, we expect one million doses for Pfizer-BioNTech and maybe another one million for Johnson & Johnson once production is ramped up,” “That combined with what we can get from Covax facility (in this case AstraZeneca) should be able to allow us to continue with the vaccination process” External link

standardmedia Thursday, April 22, 2021 6:11:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "As most of us may be aware, India is currently recording high numbers of COVID-19 related-cases as well as deaths and the demand for AstraZeneca vaccine is very high making it impossible for the Covax facility to meet the much-needed demand in Africa," External link

tuko Thursday, April 22, 2021 5:43:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We want to create our own vaccine making and distributing capacity. This is not just a health issue, it is also a security issue,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, April 22, 2021 1:00:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We have spoken to governors and county commissioners in those counties and asked them to take county specific measures so that we can contain the spikes in those areas,” “If that happens and if we continue the way we are going then it is likely that we are going to go down to the recommended five per cent flattening rate that WHO says is what we should be aiming at,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, April 21, 2021 11:01:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “India the manufacturer of the AstraZeneca vaccines is going through a challenging time with over 200,000 cases on COVID-19 being recorded daily and it is for this reason India has slowed down the supply of Astrazeneca to address the problem in their country,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, April 21, 2021 8:48:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “For the time being, we have to strictly adhere to the containment measures, until such a time that we bring down the cases and our positivity rate,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, April 21, 2021 7:27:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We have spoken to governors and county commissioners in those counties and asked them to take county specific measures so that we can contain the spikes in those areas,” “If that happens and if we continue the way we are going then it is likely that we are going to go down to the recommended five per cent flattening rate that WHO says is what we should be aiming at,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, April 21, 2021 7:27:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We are pleased to receive the PPE’s from MultiChoice Kenya. On behalf of the Government of Kenya, I want to thank the company for the generous contribution and expression of solidarity towards fighting this disease and keeping Kenyans safe,” External link

tuko Wednesday, April 21, 2021 5:13:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Given what what’s happening in India where they are reporting over 200,000 COVID cases per day we think there will be a delay, it will be difficult for the Indian government to release the quantity of vaccines required for the African countries under the COVAX facility,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, April 21, 2021 3:35:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "The war against the COVID-19 pandemic is not government's alone, hence the importance for other sectors on being involved," External link

tuko Wednesday, April 21, 2021 3:16:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “As a government, we can no longer serve the public,” “The demand for oxygen has doubled. We want to urge you to return all cylinders to the respective hospitals” External link

eurweb Tuesday, April 20, 2021 1:25:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Sadly, 20 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours, one having occurred in the last 24 hours, 11 on diverse dates within the last one month while eight are late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, April 19, 2021 9:44:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “In terms of gender, men have continued to exhibit a lot of enthusiasm in this exercise compared to women. 393, 261 males have so far been vaccinated compared to 308,526 females,” External link

capitalfm Monday, April 19, 2021 7:22:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “The Counties with less than 1,000 people vaccinated since the start of the exercise is Lamu with 469, followed by Marsabit 472 and Tan River with 675,” External link

capitalfm Monday, April 19, 2021 7:22:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “As of today, 260 patients are in ICU, twelve in HDU, 47 on ventilatory support, 164 on supplemental oxygen, 49 on observation while 246 others are on supplementary Oxygen. A further 234 patients are in general ward,” External link

standardmedia Friday, April 16, 2021 6:43:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We are aiming to improve the wellbeing of children, from conception up until their second birthday – a period which is crucial for human development,” External link

independent-UG Wednesday, April 14, 2021 11:11:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "We are aiming to improve the wellbeing of children, from conception up until their second birthday - a period which is crucial for human development," External link

sinacom-en Wednesday, April 14, 2021 6:06:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "118,833 are Health Workers, 39,523 Security Officers, 70,338 Teachers and 258,584 are other members of the public who include those at 58 years and above," External link

thestarkenya Monday, April 12, 2021 6:53:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “By April 11, a total of 487, 278 people had been vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine,” “From this number, 118, 833 are health workers, 39,523 security officers, 70, 338 teachers and 258, 584 are other members of the public who include those at 58 years and above” External link

capitalfm Monday, April 12, 2021 6:39:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "Our focus as a country has been to go for vaccines in the WHO list. This is because all the works, including safety and efficacy, have been done for us and the global community. Vaccines being used in Kenya must be cleared by WHO and the Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB)," External link

allafrica Monday, April 12, 2021 3:03:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "We do not have the infrastructure to ensure transparency, or a streamlined way of accounting for paid for vaccines and free ones," External link

allafrica Monday, April 12, 2021 3:03:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “The current scenario was not anticipated, and the government only got to know about the likelihood of delayed supply late in January. USAID is expected to hand over the same for distribution through the established systems,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, April 12, 2021 2:34:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “From the cases, 463 are Kenyans while 23 are foreigners,” “The youngest is a 3-month-old infant while the oldest is 94 years” External link

capitalfm Sunday, April 11, 2021 9:33:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe noted : “4,233 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care. 236 patients are in the ICU, 45 on ventilatory support and one hundred and fifty-nine patients on supplemental oxygen,” External link

standardmedia Friday, April 9, 2021 5:39:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Co-participation of the private sector in the vaccination exercise now threatens the gains made in the fight against COVID-19 and we risk having counterfeit vaccines in the market,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, April 8, 2021 3:43:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “The situation at the moment is such that the industry is completely stretched and if we go any further than that then some immediate steps will have to be taken,” “There are a lot of facilities with idle cylinders and I don’t think people are appreciating just how important it is not to have cylinders lying around when people are dying because of lack of oxygen” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, April 8, 2021 8:41:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "I don't think people are appreciating just how important it is that we don't just have cylinders lying around when people are dying because of lack of oxygen" External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, April 7, 2021 1:05:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "I welcome the resolution of the ARVs stalemate. As government we must take look at how to look after own people in order to avoid such situations in future" External link

standardmedia Tuesday, April 6, 2021 11:05:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “The vaccination exercise targeting frontline workers like doctors, nurses, police, military and teachers has gone smoothly and we expect to cover other population groups soon,” External link

independent-UG Monday, April 5, 2021 7:31:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We are happy that there is great demand for the vaccine from Kenyans,” “Let us not panic or become anxious. The government will provide vaccines for all adults in Kenya in a phased approach” External link

WashingtonPost Sunday, April 4, 2021 5:10:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “The committee noted that co-participation of the private sector in the vaccination exercise now threatens the gains made in the fight against COVID-19 and we risk having counterfeit vaccines in the market,” External link

capitalfm Saturday, April 3, 2021 5:11:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe alisema : "Serikali inapiga marufuku ya uingizaji, usambazaji na matumizi ya chanjo hadi wakati ambapo ina uhakika kuwa kuna uwazi zaidi na uwajibikaji kamilihusiana na suala nzima. Wakala pekee wa chanjo nchini Kenya atabaki kuwa serikali ya Jamhuri ya Kenya hadi pale ambapo tangazo lingine litakapotolewa tena," External link

tuko Saturday, April 3, 2021 12:57:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We are happy that there is great demand for the vaccine from Kenyans,” “Let us not panic or become anxious. The government will provide vaccines for all adults in Kenya in a phased approach” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, April 3, 2021 11:13:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "The vaccination exercise targeting frontline workers like doctors, nurses, police, military and teachers has gone smoothly and we expect to cover other population groups soon," External link

xinhuanet_en Saturday, April 3, 2021 1:19:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "that there is greater transparency and accountability in the entire process," External link

news24 Friday, April 2, 2021 10:51:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “The committee noted that co-participation of the private sector in the vaccination exercise now threatens the gains made in the fight against COVID-19 and we risk having counterfeit vaccines in the market,” External link

capitalfm Friday, April 2, 2021 10:09:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Co-participation of the private sector in the vaccination exercise now threatens the gains made in the fight against COVID-19 and we risk having counterfeit vaccines in the market,” External link

capitalfm Friday, April 2, 2021 9:07:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe alisema : "Wakala pekee wa chanjo nchini Kenya atabaki kuwa serikali ya Jamhuri ya Kenya hadi pale ambapo tangazo lingine litakapotolewa tena," External link

tuko Friday, April 2, 2021 7:21:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “The vaccines being used in Kenya have been cleared by two institutions- WHO and Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB). If a vaccine has not been cleared by WHO, it will not be used in Kenya, whether it is being used in other countries or not,” External link

standardmedia Friday, April 2, 2021 6:31:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Another 89 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 78 of them in the general wards and 11 in the high dependency unit,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, March 30, 2021 8:53:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Sadly, 12 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours all of them being late death reports from facility record audits that occurred on diverse dates. This pushes our cumulative fatalities to 2,147,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, March 30, 2021 8:53:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “These cylinders are expensive, the international market is obviously very squeezed now and supply is a problem. We have asked for them under the public health act that please return these cylinders as it is a matter of life and death at the moment,” “There are a lot of facilities with idle cylinders and I don’t think people are appreciating just how important it is not to have cylinders lying around when people are dying because of lack of oxygen” External link

thestarkenya Monday, March 29, 2021 7:11:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We need to increase the infrastructure for piping in hospitals. What is now happening is that individual cylinders are being used per patient such that we have a cylinder lying next to a patient. This is inefficient and dangerous," he added. "Therefore we are asking both county and national government facilities to fastrack the piping of oxygen. And then course these are pressurised cylinders and so anything can happen when we have something like that placed next to a patient,” External link

tuko Monday, March 29, 2021 5:17:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "I don't think people are appreciating just how important it is that we don't just have cylinders lying around when people are dying because of lack of oxygen" External link

thestarkenya Monday, March 29, 2021 3:44:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "For example, the oxygen plant in Kenyatta hospital was supplied by the then Slovakian Republic of which the country itself does not exist," External link

thestarkenya Monday, March 29, 2021 3:44:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Our people spend more than Sh8 billion annually seeking cancer treatment in India, South Africa and Dubai. There is a growing interest from the government and private healthcare providers, as well as the public sector in cancer treatment,” “It is expected that the number of patients seeking and receiving quality care is expected to increase over the next five years. To address this need, improved access to diagnostics and radiotherapy capabilities are required” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, March 28, 2021 11:44:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Kenya has extremely low levels of PET/CT and SPECT/CT penetration and less than 20 radiotherapy equipment across the country. This, coupled with the limited availability of oncologists, is restricting access to cancer care for the majority of patients,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, March 28, 2021 11:44:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “165 from the Home Based Care and Isolation while eighty have been discharged from various hospitals,” External link

standardmedia Friday, March 26, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “I think somewhere along the line we seem to have developed some confusion that anybody can walk into a vaccination centre and get vaccines. I want to make it very clear, those carrying out vaccination will have to account for every dose that they have used and that dose that they have used must be matched against an eligible person,” “Should we receive information to the contrary, we will have no alternative but to take whatever legal extent possible to us including revoking of practice licences. We know we have heard there are those who are now calling friends and relatives to vaccinate them, particularly in private hospitals and we would like to say that this is against the law,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, March 23, 2021 10:14:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “In other words, if you have got persons who are frontline soldiers within the embassies and within the UN we will prioritise them with everyone else when we get to the age of 58 years so again everybody will be eligible irrespective of who they are or which countries they come from,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, March 23, 2021 10:14:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “I have noted with concern media reports to the effect that the vaccination deployment plan targeting frontline workers as is policy is being abused,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, March 21, 2021 7:01:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “The vaccination plan remains intact and targets all persons resident in Kenya including those serving in the diplomatic corps. All who qualify for vaccination in the ongoing first phase are therefore encouraged to turn up for vaccination in designated vaccination facilities across the country. This first phase targets frontline workers who include health care workers, teachers and support staff in learning institutions, those serving in security and others in all ports of entry,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, March 21, 2021 6:13:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We are going to emphasize on home-based isolation and care because of how stretched hospitals are,” External link

tuko Thursday, March 18, 2021 10:25:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "This situation continues to deteriorate as more people continue to test positive," External link

haberler-en Wednesday, March 17, 2021 8:24:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "It is important that we all adhere to the measures in place to stem the tide of the rising cases. This includes strict adherence to public order and curfew measures as per the directives of the president," External link

haberler-en Wednesday, March 17, 2021 8:24:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "Moving forward, it is likely counties will have to take care of patients at county level," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, March 17, 2021 7:40:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "We are asking for cooperation and responsible behaviour in the fight against COVID-19. I urge Kenyans to be determined to fight this wave. This is not the time to tire but to invigorate our determination so we do not fall on the wayside," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, March 17, 2021 7:40:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe noted : “As we had predicted, starting March the numbers have begun to rise,” External link

standardmedia Monday, March 15, 2021 1:15:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Another 28 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 26 of them in the general wards and two in the High Dependency Unit (HDU),” External link

standardmedia Saturday, March 13, 2021 6:21:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe stated : “From the cases 775 are Kenyans while 54 are foreigners. 490 are males and 339 females. The youngest is a one-year old baby while the oldest is 87,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, March 11, 2021 10:29:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “I know this time round, people are tired, I am tired as well, people are strained and the virus has taken a toll on us and it is at this time when we feel the way we do that we can let our guard down, adopt a don’t care attitude but then we will be hit hardest,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, March 11, 2021 10:29:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe stated : “Another 28 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 26 of them in the general wards and 2 in the High Dependency Unit (HDU),” External link

standardmedia Thursday, March 11, 2021 8:10:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “This time around people feel tired, I am tired as well. People are strained, it has taken a toll on us over the last one year but we also know that it is at this time when we feel the way we feel that we can let our guard down, adopt an 'I don’t care attitude' but then we will be hit hardest,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, March 11, 2021 8:45:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe alisema : "Ninataka kuweka rasmi kuwa Kenya imeingia katika wimbi la tatu. Kulikuwa na wimbi la kwanza na la pili lililoanza Novemba, lakini kama wizara tumetabiri huenda itaongozeka Machi," External link

tuko Thursday, March 11, 2021 8:01:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "I want to make it official that Kenya is in its third wave. There was the first and second wave that ran from November, but as the ministry had projected, in March, we may begin to see a surge," External link

tuko Thursday, March 11, 2021 6:40:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "As I indicated, we have a priority list with regards to the vaccination which initially started with our healthcare workers to be followed starting today by teachers, security personnel and other vulnerable groups. The police officers will start the process of vaccination today starting with the IG," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, March 10, 2021 7:37:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "As I indicated, we have a priority list with regards to the vaccination which initially started with our healthcare workers to be followed starting today by teachers, security personnel and other vulnerable groups. The police officers will start the process of vaccination today starting with the IG," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, March 10, 2021 7:37:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "We are about to start another difficult period, but I know that having overcome the first two, we can also overcome this one. I know that this time round people feel tired, I am tired as well. It has taken a toll on us over the past one year," "We also know that it is at this time when we feel the way we feel that we can let our guard down and adopt a don't care attitude that then we will be hit hardest" External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, March 10, 2021 7:37:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "We plan to vaccinate 15 million people countrywide which is about 30 percent of our total population of about 49 million by the end of June 2023 in three phases," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, March 10, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “As you are aware that the third wave has been experienced in other parts of the word including Europe with devastating effects and our hope and prayer as a nation is that this is not we are going to experience in our nation,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, March 10, 2021 7:23:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe noted : “As we had predicted, starting March the numbers have begun to rise,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, March 10, 2021 5:54:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “The number of patients in ICU has gone up with 89 patients now in the ICU and as you recall the number had gone to even less than 20 in January. We are about to start another difficult period but I know, having been overcome the first two waves, we will overcome this one too,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, March 10, 2021 5:45:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “I know this time round, people are tired, I am tired as well, people are strained and the virus has taken a toll on us and it is at this time when we feel the way we do that we can let our guard down, adopt a don’t care attitude but then we will be hit hardest,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, March 10, 2021 5:45:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Let us all work together and renew our commitment to ensuring that we can protect each other and save our loved ones,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, March 10, 2021 5:45:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "A total of 488 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities while 1,394 are on Home Based Isolation and Care," External link

thestarkenya Monday, March 8, 2021 12:09:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "Our sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their loved ones," External link

thestarkenya Sunday, March 7, 2021 5:32:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "A total of 488 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities while 1,394 are on Home Based Isolation and Care," External link

thestarkenya Sunday, March 7, 2021 5:32:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "Today 374 patients have recovered from the disease, 328 from the Home Based Care and Isolation Care while 46 from various health facilities," External link

thestarkenya Saturday, March 6, 2021 9:39:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "Overall, things are definitely getting better. It's truly a great day for Kenya. We now have the equivalent of a bazooka or a machine gun in our fight against the virus," External link

allafrica Friday, March 5, 2021 3:43:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "In as much we have the vaccine here with us, not everybody is going to be vaccinated in the first phase, and anybody who thinks we can begin to let our guard down better think again," External link

allafrica Friday, March 5, 2021 3:43:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe told : "The cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,317,617. From the cases 483 are Kenyans while 45 are foreigners. 330 are males and 198 are females. The youngest is a two-month-old infant while the oldest is 89," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, March 4, 2021 7:16:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We have been fighting the pandemic with rubber bullets but what we have acquired today is equivalent, metaphorically speaking, to bazookas and machine guns,” External link

tribtown Thursday, March 4, 2021 6:49:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : "Today 185 patients have recovered from the disease, 102 from various health facilities while 83 from the Home-Based and Isolation Care," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, March 4, 2021 4:26:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We plan as a ministry to get vaccines as quick a possible - if we get them faster then we can distribute it faster,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, March 4, 2021 3:00:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “The war has changed. We have been fighting Covid-19 but we have been fighting it with rubber bullets. But this time around what we have received here is equivalent metaphorically speaking to the acquisition of machine guns, bazookas and tanks to fight this war against Covid-19,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, March 4, 2021 10:17:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “This is a historic day for Kenya, marking an important milestone in our fight against COVID-19,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, March 4, 2021 8:56:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We have been fighting the pandemic with rubber bullets but what we have acquired today is equivalent, metaphorically speaking, to bazookas and machine-guns,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, March 3, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We have been fighting the pandemic with rubber bullets but what we have acquired today is equivalent, metaphorically speaking, to bazookas and machine-guns,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, March 3, 2021 6:38:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We have been fighting the pandemic with rubber bullets but what we have acquired today is equivalent, metaphorically speaking, to bazookas and machine-guns,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, March 3, 2021 5:18:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “Those who want to be vaccinated will be vaccinated – and we hope they will be majority of people. WHO advised (us) that we need to vaccinate a third of our population to achieve herd immunity,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, March 3, 2021 4:30:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We have been fighting the pandemic with rubber bullets but what we have acquired today is equivalent, metaphorically speaking, to bazookas and machine-guns,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, March 3, 2021 2:07:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We have been fighting the pandemic with rubber bullets but what we have acquired today is equivalent, metaphorically speaking, to bazookas and machine guns,” External link

independent-UK Wednesday, March 3, 2021 1:22:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We have been fighting the pandemic with rubber bullets but what we have acquired today is equivalent, metaphorically speaking, to bazookas and machine-guns,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, March 3, 2021 1:05:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We have been fighting the pandemic with rubber bullets but what we have acquired today is equivalent, metaphorically speaking, to bazookas and machine-guns,” External link

680news Wednesday, March 3, 2021 11:44:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We have been fighting the pandemic with rubber bullets but what we have acquired today is equivalent, metaphorically speaking, to bazookas and machine guns,” External link

beaumontenterprise Wednesday, March 3, 2021 11:36:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We have been fighting the pandemic with rubber bullets but what we have acquired today is equivalent, metaphorically speaking, to bazookas and machine guns,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, March 3, 2021 11:35:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “We have been fighting the pandemic with rubber bullets but what we have acquired today is equivalent, metaphorically speaking, to bazookas and machine guns,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, March 3, 2021 11:22:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “This is a historic day for Kenya, marking an important milestone in our fight against COVID-19,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, March 3, 2021 10:52:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe said : “This is a historic day for Kenya, marking an important milestone in our fight against COVID-19,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, March 3, 2021 9:30:00 AM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe disse : "É muito importante chegar à conclusão de que depender das nações ocidentais para o nosso bem-estar no que diz respeito a questões médicas é uma tolice" External link

deutschewelle-pt_BR Thursday, January 21, 2021 9:52:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe disse : "Exorto-o a retomar o trabalho para evitar perder o seu emprego. À medida que caminhamos para o Natal, a época festiva, não seja mais uma estatística que será um candidato a emprego no próximo ano" External link

angop Monday, December 21, 2020 10:45:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe déclaré : "C'est pourquoi je suis attristé de voir que ce virus continue de nous frapper là où cela fait le plus mal, c'est-à-dire parmi nos travailleurs de santé" External link

french.china.org.cn Monday, November 16, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe dit : "Lorsque l'un d'eux perd la vie, nous sommes appauvris en tant que pays, et notre douleur augmente, car cela laisse un vide encore plus grand" External link

french.china.org.cn Monday, November 16, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe déclaré : "Nous pouvons clairement voir que nos infections augmentent à un rythme alarmant. Nos établissements de santé risquent également d'être débordés si nous n'agissons pas maintenant et rapidement" External link

infosplusgabon Saturday, October 31, 2020 12:05:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe déclaré : "J'ai prévenu que nous sommes face à une deuxième vague de cette maladie. J'ai averti que plus tôt nous changerons nos comportements, mieux ce sera, car nous risquons d’anéantir tous les progrès que nous avons réalisés jusqu'à présent dans la lutte contre cette maladie" External link

infosplusgabon Saturday, October 31, 2020 12:05:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe déclaré : "Il est décourageant de constater que les comtés qui avaient des taux d'infection très faibles et qui semblaient être sur le point d'éradiquer le virus ont soudainement tourné au pire" External link

infosplusgabon Saturday, October 31, 2020 12:05:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe dit : "Toutes les cités de Nairobi et Mombasa comptent un cas individuel du virus" External link

infosplusgabon Monday, April 20, 2020 11:54:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe dit : "Nous avons demandé aux gens de ne pas quitter Nairobi et les gens continuent de sortir en douce de Nairobi. Pourquoi demandez-vous un confinement total alors que vous ne pouvez même pas vous confiner vous-mêmes ? Confinez-vous ! Vous n'avez pas besoin du Président Uhuru Kenyatta ou de M. Kagwe pour vous confiner" External link

infosplusgabon Monday, April 20, 2020 11:54:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe dit : "Je ne suis pas au courant de cas où des hôpitaux font sortir des patients pour les protéger du coronavirus" External link

infosplusgabon Monday, April 20, 2020 11:54:00 PM EAT

Mutahi Kagwe disse : "Quero informar que o Ministério da Saúde confirma o primeiro caso de coronavírus no Quénia" External link

tpa-sapo Friday, March 13, 2020 1:38:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
chairman100.00%EN09/08/201308/09/2013
Names Lang Count
Mutahi KagweEN100.00%


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