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Bars to give free beers to vaccinated customers

Bars, Hotels and Liquor Traders Association (BAHLITA) has disclosed plans to offer free beers to customers who willbe vaccinated in bars.

The association tabled their proposal in a bid to have the Ministry of Health use their premises as COVID-19 vaccination centers.

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BAHLITA  secretary, Boniface Gachoka asked the Ministry of Health to take advantage of the opportunity stating that bars have frequent customers just like hospitals.

“Bars are gathering points for people and like churches, can become one of the places where people can be sure to access vaccines regularly

“We extend an invitation to the Ministry of Health to collaborate with our members, especially the large establishments to provide vaccines to more Kenyan,” Gachoka said.

BAHLITA is seeking to re-employ 90,000 workers who lost their jobs when 15,000 bars shut down during the pandemic.

“Our wish, which we can all help fulfil, is to have operations going back to normal and to never have again to shut down

“We thank President Uhuru Kenyatta for vacating the curfew,” BAHLITA chairman Frank Mbogo said.

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As of Friday, October 22, 4,826,129 Kenyans were vaccinated out of 8 million doses received.

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