November 22, 2021

Kenya: New Directive Encourages Citizens to Get Vaccinated

Kenya will see a new directive that will deny services to those citizens who have yet to be vaccinated against the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The directive will require proof of vaccination, along with several other documents such as proof of tax compliance, before one will be allowed access to public services, hotels, nightclubs and other venues.

Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe explained that the government action aims to keep COVID-19 infection rates low by controlling the flow of people on public transport, local airlines and train services, and prevent future lockdowns.

The directive will be implemented on 21 December, with Kenya aiming to vaccinate 10 million people by the end of the month.

According to official statistics, only 8.8% – over four million – of the country’s 47.6 million adult population have received both jabs.

Kenya has confirmed 254 710 cases of the virus – to date, 5 328 have succumbed to COVID-19, while 247 954 have recovered.

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