Commander Kenya Navy Major General Jimson Mutai, on Thursday 11 March 2021, participated in the ongoing Kenya Defence Forces(KDF) COVID19 vaccination exercise at the Kenya Navy Sick Bay Mtongwe, Mombasa.
In his speech after receiving the jab vaccine, the commander urged all the service personnel to take part in the vaccination exercise and to adhere to the guidelines provided by the Ministry of Health on the management of COVID-19.
‘‘I would like to encourage the navy fraternity, and the KDF personnel in the Coast Region to take the vaccine when their turn comes, for it is safe. Please remember you are doing it for yourself, your family and for the country too. But do not drop your guard on observing all the preventive measures even after the vaccination,’’ said Maj Gen Mutai.
Kenya Navy Senior Medical Officer Colonel (Dr) Muithya Ngundo stated that the arrival of the vaccine augments the measures which Kenya Navy has maintained for last one year when the first case was reported in the country.
He added that the navy has observed high levels of personal and collective responsibility in the fight against the pandemic through elaborate measures of sensitization to prevent the spread of the disease.
“The vaccine we are using is effective and very safe and I urge all Kenya Navy personnel and their families to come forward and get vaccinated”. Said Colonel (Dr) Muithya Ngundo.
KDF personnel from Mariakani Garrison, a Kenya Army unit in the coast region, was also vaccinated during the event. The Kenya Navy Sick Bay will be offering the vaccines to all the KDF units and formations in the Coast region.
The Commander Kenya Navy was accompanied by Deputy Commander Kenya Navy Brigadier Lawrence Gituma, Commander Kenya Navy Base Mtongwe, Brigadier Thomas Ng’ang’a among other Kenya Navy senior officers.