Boris Johnson will gift 800,000 doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid jab to Kenya

BORIS Johnson will today hand 800,000 doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab to Kenya, The Sun can reveal.

The UK’s key ally in the East Africa has currently only vaccinated about 2 per cent of its population so far.

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta flew into London last night with the pair due to meet at Chequers this afternoon where they will announce the life-saving gift.

The AZ jabs are make up the first tranche of 100 million doses the UK vowed to share with poorer countries at June’s G7 through the global Covax programme.

It’s understood other countries set to received doses from Britain will be unveiled in the coming weeks, with Mr Johnson promising the UK will donate 5 million doses by the end of September.

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The UK helped to establish the international Covax jab effort last year and is its fourth-biggest donor, pledging £548 million to the scheme.

Last night a senior government source said: “It’s right that as the UK continues our world-beating vaccine rollout at home, we support other countries to get the pandemic under control.

"No one is safe from this virus until we’re all safe.”

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