By JOY WANJA MURAYA, The EastAfrican
For a disease that killed more Kenyans last year than malaria, little accurate information exists on the actual cause of pneumonia.
According to the Economic Survey 2013, pneumonia killed 19,011 people last year. In 2011, 23,915 deaths were attributed to pneumonia, an illness ranked second in 2011.
Former president Mwai Kibaki launched the pneumococcal vaccine in February 2011 to be given free in all public health centres as an addition to the schedule of vaccines given to babies shortly after birth.