Free condoms distributed in Kenya

Thousands of free condoms are to be distributed in Kenya to mark World Aids Day.

Aids Healthcare Foundation-Kenya announced it will hand out more than 10,000 of the prophylactics at events held on December 1st, which will add to the 480,000 it has already given out so far in 2012, the Star reports.

The group has tested 32,000 individuals this year and intends to add 3,000 to that number on World Aids Day.

Faith Ndungu, country programme manager at Aids Healthcare Foundation-Kenya, described the group's campaign against sexually transmitted diseases as "major", adding the initiative blends in with the Getting to Zero Infections message of the day.

Ms Ndungu added the charity is hoping to open a clinic at the Kongowea market, where free HIV testing and treatment can be provided.

"The aim of opening a market clinic is to provide much needed health care services to the market vendors who are mostly busy to travel far for treatment," she added.