Kimilili MP Didmus Baraza has called on his constituents to come out in huge numbers and get vaccinated against Covid-19.
Addressing a past gathering in his contituency, Baraza faulted rumor and propaganda peddlers who are telling Kimilili men that getting the vaccine will interfere with their sexual performance.
“There are people who are lying to people here in Bungoma and Kimilili as the chief has said that if you get vaccinated your ‘transformer’ will stop working. The chief has said that he got the first jab and his transformer is still working. As your MP, I want to confirm that I have received both of the jabs and my ‘transformer’ is working better than it used to,” Barasa said.
The legislator further urged his constituents to get vaccinated informing them that the jab against Covid-19 vaccine does not interfere with one’s reproductive health.
“Those who are saying that if you get the Covid-19 jab, your ‘transformer’ will not have enough electricity are lying. If you are here and you haven’t been vaccinated I want you to do so as soon as possible,” Barasa said.
The statement by the legislator comes after a 2021 Economic Survey indicated that Covid-19 containment measures saw a drop in healthcare service utilisation in the country.
Expenditure on health services is however expected to grow by 6.5 per cent to Sh113.7 billion in 2020/21 with the ratio of government expenditure on health to total expenditure having stood at 6.2 per cent in 2019/20.
The report estimates that as an emergency response to the pandemic, the national government disbursed Sh7.7 billion to counties for Covid-19 support.
“National government expenditure on health services rose by 34.5 per cent to Sh103.1 billion in 2019/20, with development expenditure accounting for 41.0 per cent,” the report.