By Faith Nyasuguta
Kenyan health officials have called on the public to use other alternatives as the nation is experiencing a shortage of condoms.
For months now, restaurants and hospitals among other public facilities have not had free condoms in their washrooms for the public to take.
Following this, the National Aids and STIs Control Programme (Nascop), a state agency has expressed its worry over the insufficiency.
The deficit has been tied to the huge taxes inflicted on condoms despite them being usually donor funded.
Earlier in 2021, a tax debate between the state and donors who import anti-HIV drugs spurred a shortage of the commodity.
At the moment, Kenya requires 455 million condoms per year yet the government only provides 1.6 million monthly.