Embattled top radio host Shaffie Weru on Wednesday joined the list of high profile individuals who have opted for the Russian Covid-19 Vaccine Sputnik V.
“Feeling like a Russian.. After taking my first dose of #SputnikV I need to be healthy ahead of my chaos,” Shaffie tweeted.
He is involved in a legal labour battle with Radio Africa Group for what his lawyers termed on Tuesday as unfair and unlawful termination. He is demanding Sh21 million.
He is accused by the media company of making inappropriate and insensitive comments on-air about over an incident where a woman was thrown off the 12th floor of a building for rejecting a man’s sexual advances.
Among those who have opted for the Russian Vaccine include Deputy President William Ruto and his wife, Rachel, and city lawyers Ahmednasir Abdullahi SC and Donald Kipkorir.
The Ministry of Health has cautioned against Sputnik V vaccine and even denied that it is in Kenya,.
However, the Russian Embassy in Kenya confirmed its country’s Covid-19 Sputnik V is in Kenya but said it was imported by a private company on commercial basis.
“The Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Kenya hereby underlines that it is the obligation of private importers to strictly follow all the regulations of the Kenyan authorities and act in compliance with the legislation of the Republic of Kenya,” the embassy said in a press release on dated March 29.