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Kenyans rally behind man who offered to sell kidney to save wife hospitalised after Covid-19 jab

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  • Robert Kiberenge says he is “willing to do anything to save her life.”
  • Kenyans have responded positively to contribute money towards the lady’s hospital bill.

Kenyans online have rallied in support of a man who offered to ‘sell one of his kidneys’ to pay medical bills for his wife hospitalised after receiving a Covid-19 jab.

Robert Kiberenge says he is “willing to do anything to save her life.”

“I’m selling one of my kidneys to cater for the treatment of my wife,” he writes on Twitter. “I have done everything I could. I have exhausted everything. Her life took the wrong turn on that day she took Astrazeneca jab.”

He shared an image of his wife, hospitalised, with machines beside her. The message was widely shared online, with well-wishers asking him for a Paybill number where they can send their contributions.

“So sorry on what is happening… I am also a survivor after the AZ (Astrazeneca) jab,” writes VY Jaih. “I developed multiple Pulmonary Embolisms on both my lungs after being continuously misdiagnosed for pneumonia. Its still a battle but I thank God. With your wife in prayers.”

Another Twitter user identifying himself ‘Portions Squared’ says he lost his mother two weeks ago, not long after she received the vaccine. “She started ailing the very day she took the jab and in a period of three weeks she’d lost the battle.”

Kenyans have also called on the Ministry of Health to clarify the risks of taking the Covid-19 vaccines, especially to people with underlying medical conditions.

As at mid October, the number of fully vaccinated people in Kenya was slightly over 1.2 million. According to the Ministry of Health, a total of 4,500,179 vaccines have so far been administered across the country, with 3,291,192 people having taken the first dose.

Kenya rolled out its vaccination drive in March, 2021 following the arrival of the AstraZeneca vaccine doses.

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