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My Uncle Died Of Covid-19 and My Grandma Is Currently Hospitalized, Larry Madowo Narrates Emotional Story

Kenyan born Nairobi based CNN Correspondent Larry Madowo has opened up revealing he has been on near breaking point since his granny got hospitalized.

In his article published on CNN, Madowo noted that his uncle had passed on as a result of Covid-19 and has been fearing the worse for her grand mother.

The former NTV news anchor noted that every call from his rural has been traumatizing thinking it is bad news for her grand mother who has been on a ventilator for four weeks.

“Every time I see a call from home, my heart sinks. I always fear that they’re ringing to say that my grandmother has died. She has been on a ventilator for four weeks and my anxiety is near breaking point. The dreaded call could come at any time: Covid-19. Again,” he wrote.

Larry further expressed his disappointment at the limited access to the vaccine currently facing the African Countries while the developed Countries had in in surplus.

Larry gave an example of how it was vey easy for him to be vaccinated in the US, yet the vulnerable group in Kenya cannot yet access the vaccine.

“I had just finished filming at a crammed ICU treating critical Covid-19 patients in Uganda’s capital of Kampala last month when I learned that my uncle Justus had himself died of the virus across the border in Kenya.

“I was heartbroken and angry. He was not vaccinated because Kenya didn’t and still does not have enough shots even for a senior like him,” Larry expressed in the article.

The Country recently recorded a surge in the cases of the pandemic in the Western region, prompting the government to set new regulations to curb further surge in the 13 affected Counties.

The government is currently sourcing for alternative vaccine besides the Astra Zeneca whose shortage has delayed the county’s vaccination drive, delaying the set target.

In the latest update on the pandemic, President Uhuru Kenyatta noted that the government expected yet another 13 Million shots from Johnson and Johnson next month.

The Ministry of Health plans to administer at least 150, 000 shots daily to meet President Uhuru Kenyatta’s target of 26 Million people by 2022.

“With a vaccinated population of 30 million people, this will allow us to begin the journey for Herd Immunity,” Uhuru said.

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