Bars registered with the Bar Hotels Liquor Traders Association of Kenya (BAHLITA) have mooted plans to give free beer to vaccinated revelers.
According to the association’s Secretary-General Boniface Gachomka, the bar owners have proposed a partnership with the Ministry of Health that will see revelers who have not been vaccinated get free bottles of beer after the jab.
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 are here to declare that all our 54,000 members in Kenya, hotels, bars and restaurants have offered their halls, their premises for free to the ministry of health as vaccination centers Gachoka said adding that,
We are also ready to partner with the Ministry of Health and the manufacturers to do a plan like Spain where anybody who is going to be vaccinated will be given a beer. We are ready with those beers. It’s now up to the Ministry to consider the suggested partnership
According to the Ministry of Health statistics, only 1.3 million Kenyans have been fully vaccinated translating to 4.8% of the adult population.
The ministry also revealed that only 3.5 million have received the first jab.