Last Updated: 07/27/2021
Kenya’s COVID-19 cases have risen to an average of 572 per day as of July 16, compared to 280 in June. The country has administered 1.6 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, enough to fully inoculate 1.5% of its 54.8 million people. Unfortunately, Kenya’s vaccination program has been slowed due to the country’s lack of doses. The country remains in the process of obtaining more. Kenya has reinstituted a lockdown in the 13 counties with the most new cases. A curfew is in place, nonessential markets are closed, and gatherings are banned, including religious events.
The majority of child development centers have resumed limited meetings; these are commonly small groups of children in homes and/or small groups of youths at the centers. The remaining few are closed for safety, and staff members there continue to make home visits and phone calls to check on families. Church partners are working to provide psychological support to help the children and families who are experiencing anxiety caused by the pandemic. We are grateful to report that staff members have distributed over 284,500 food packs and nearly 72,000 hygiene kits and have provided medical support to almost 83,000 individuals.