Dr Stephen Karanja, chairman of the Kenya Catholic Doctors Association (KCDA) has died from Covid-19.
He had been receiving treatment at Mater Hospital, Nairobi. “He had been admitted with COVID-19,” Jacinta Mutegi, of the Catholic Health Commission is quoted as saying. “There is no official communication from the association as yet but I can confirm that he died today (April 29).”
Dr Karanja made headlines at the beginning of March this year when he released a statement urging Kenyans not to be vaccinated against the disease.
In a statement issued on the day President Uhuru Kenyatta flagged off a consignment of AstraZeneca vaccines, Dr Karanja termed the jab as “unnecessary.”
“It seems there is something Bill Gates has invested in that requires the whole world to be vaccinated. What that investment is remains the million-dollar question,”Dr Karanja said.
Dr Karanja said the only wearing of masks, steaming of symptomatic patients, and 10 to 14 days observation could conquer the virus. He had called on all faith-based organisations to join his anti-vaccination campaign.
The medic had also urged President Uhuru to stop the distribution of AstraZeneca vaccine.