No shortage of condoms, assures Health CS

Health Cabinet Secretary Susan Nakhumicha Wafula has refuted claims that there is a shortage of condoms in the country.

The CS says there are 38 million pieces in the market noting that the supply challenge between Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA) and counties is being resolved.

"As of this morning we have 38 million pieces of condoms. In relation to the population of Kenyans, you can see we are overstocked depending on how many are used at a go. We have sufficient quantities." Said CS.

Speaking to Nation, CS Nakhumicha explained there is a challenge is in getting the condoms to Kenyans.

"We have the challenge because of the process that a health facility, and dispensary have to request for condoms by consolidating their orders to the county and then we get one order from the county which is sent to KEMSA," she said.

Adding that there was a lapse in terms of managing the process of condom requests.

At the same time, she noted that the 38 million pieces have been confirmed to be of good quality and ready for use.

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