Shortage of Condoms in Kenya as Government Focuses More on Importing Anti-HIV Drugs
Kenya is experiencing a shortage of condoms attributed to high taxes imposed on them even though they are usually donor funded.
The shortage of the commodity is caused by a tax dispute between the government and donors who import anti-HIV drugs.
The health authorities in the East African country have urged people to use other alternatives.
Restaurants, hospitals and other public facilities have not had free condoms in their toilets for people to take.
Kenya needs 455 million condoms annually while the government only provides 1.6 million per month.