Unvaccinated Kenyans will be denied in-person government services


Kenyans seeking in-person government services should be fully immunized, the health ministry said.

Speaking on Sunday, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said anyone seeking such services will need to show proof of vaccination as of December 21.

Services include KRA services, immigration services, visits to hospitals and prisons, NTSA, and port services.

“No one said vaccination was compulsory, but if you want government services, you have to be vaccinated,” Kagwe said.

Workers in the transportation sector, including drivers, conductors, boda-boda drivers, pilots and flight attendants, should also be fully immunized and carry proof of verification at all times.

Travelers from European / American countries must also provide proof of vaccination before entering Kenya.

The Department of Health, working with county governments and other stakeholders, will undertake a 10-day mass vaccination exercise starting November 26. This is part of the government’s efforts to meet its goal of vaccinating at least 10 million people by the end of the year.

Although petitions challenging compulsory vaccination have been filed, Kagwe argues that it is inappropriate to allow vaccinated people to consider the risk of the unvaccinated.

“What the courts cannot do is force someone who has been vaccinated to entertain a person who has not been vaccinated … so it is not the law that we want to use but it is it is up to you to know what to do as a citizen, ”he said.

He says 95% of all people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the country and around the world are not vaccinated.


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