The Ministry of Health suspended two accredited COVID-19 testing labs after it emerged that a majority of doctored results came from them.
An investigation by the ministry that sought to restore the country’s image internationally has seen government resorting to taking up testing of passengers seeking to depart from the country.
The Dubai authorities have banned all flights from Kenya because they suspect that there could be fake COVID-19 certificates.
It has been weeks of investigations into a racket where some Ministry of Health officials and private labs colluded with travelers to issue fake COVID-19 results to aid travel to Dubai.
The suspension by the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority is alleged to have been necessitated by a large number of passengers from Kenya with negative COVID-19 certificates but testing positive in Dubai.
Investigations have shown that majority of fake COVID-19 tests come from Checkup Medical and Meditest. As such, the ministry has suspended 2 accredited labs in order to ensure only reliable results are provided moving forward.”
With the recent developments in international travel, it is no surprise that testing kits for COVID-19 and issuance of certificates will be done at government facilities. This move should restore our country’s image internationally once again.