Deputy President William Ruto on Tuesday received Covid-19 vaccine, but not the Astrazeneca vaccine which was imported and is being distributed by the government.

Ruto announced on Twitter on Tuesday that he had been vaccinated and shared a photo while receiving the jab together with his wife Rachael at their Karen home.

However, the DP conveniently failed to reveal which vaccine he received.

But one cannot fail to notice that he got his shot from the same medic who was seen in photos shared by lawyers Ahmednasir Abdullahi and Donald Kikorir while receiving the Sputnik V jab from Russia.

Ahmednasir and Donald Kipkorir announced on Tuesday, on their social media pages, that they were the first Kenyans to receive the Sputnik V vaccine.

The jab, whose approval the government keeps flipflopping on, will set one back Sh11,000 for two dosses and is widely perceived to be for the rich.

William and Rachel Ruto. PHOTO/DPPS

The vaccine made in Russia was approved by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB) for emergency use in Kenya but is yet to get a nod from the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Acting HealthDirector-GeneralPatrick Amoth on Tuesday, however, said it was possible for the jab to be used locally without WHO approval after passing other stringent tests.

Sputnik V has an efficacy level of 92 percent and is the first private consignment of Covid-19 vaccine being administered by a private pharmacy in Kenya.

To achieve maximum protection, two doses are required at a cost of Sh5,500 each and they are administered 21 days apart.