Health CS Mutahi Kagwe addressed the nation Sunday 21st November and urged Kenyans to ensure that they are fully vaccinated before December 21 after which they would be locked out of government services.
The CS also noted that teenagers above the age of 12 years would be inoculated against Covid-19 from November 23, 2021.
He also noted that the country was enjoying low infections largely because of the measures that the state put in place to control corona virus
Services that will be affected include education and those offered by the Kenya Revenue Authority and Kenya Ports Authority.
“Everybody seeking in-person government services should be fully vaccinated and proof of vaccination availed by December 21, 2021.
“Such services will include but not limited to: KRA services, Education, Immigration services, Hospital and Prison visitation, NTSA and port services among others,” he stated.
The CS further indicated that the government was preparing a robust vaccination exercise countrywide beginning November 26 to ensure that over 30 million individuals are vaccinated by the end of the year.
“All motorable operators, that is drivers, conductors, bodaboda riders, pilots, Air Hostesses and all others working in the sector should be fully vaccinated and carry proof of vaccination at all times,” added the statement.
He noted that some countries are considering tougher measures such as Slovakia which, according to reports, has banned all unvaccinated people from all non-essential stores and malls.
China, on the other hand, is set to impose restrictions on conferences and events for unvaccinated people in Beijing. Austria is seeking to impose a lockdown for the unvaccinated.
This information has led to most Kenyans on the internet reacting in which most of them think that the government is forcing them to be vaccinated.