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Nairobi: 2 men arrested administering fake COVID-19 vaccines

Police officers in Nairobi, Kasarani area have arrested two men who were allegedly administering fake Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

The suspects identified as Wallace Mugendi and Kenneth Mukundi will spend five nights in police custody for impersonating medical doctors and selling COVID-19 fake jabs.

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According to reports, the duo were nabbed on Tuesday, September 7 while administering the fake jab to an unsuspecting Kenyan at the Crane Hospital and charged a whooping KSh 3,000.

They were arraigned at the Milimani Law Courts before Senior Principal Magistrate Synkian Tobiko who ordered they be detained at the Kasarani Police Station for five days.

Reports indicated that Mugendo and Mukundi sold the jabs on diverse dates between July and August before the officers knew about their illegal business.

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Corporal Kapario Lekakeny, the investigating officer from the Kasarani Directorate of Criminal Investigations informed the magistrate that they had received complains from over 10 people who had fallen victims of the fake doses.

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