Last month, the Ministry of Health Ked by Cabinet Secretary of health Mutahi kagwe issued a directive that as from December 21st 2021, said that it would be would be mandatory for Kenyans to show proof of vaccination against the coronavirus disease, in order to access in-person services from government offices.
Some of the services that unvaccinated Kenyans would be locked out from include; Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Education, National Transport Service Authority (NTSA), Immigration, hospital and prison visitations, and port services among others.
In a stern warning, CS Mutahi kagwe said that he had given kenyans amole time to get vaccinated before 21st December. As per the directive, Public Service Vehicle (PSV) drivers, matatu conductors, boda boda riders, pilots, air hostesses, and Kenyans working in the transport sector were also required to show proof of full vaccination at all times.
The order also encapsulated visitors seeking admission to National Parks, Game Reserves, hotels, bars and restaurants and all visitors arriving in Kenya from December 21. It will be required to show physical proof of vaccination against Covid-19, the Ministry said.
However, Businessman Enock Aura filed a petition under certificate of urgency last week seeking to stop the State from denying unvaccinated persons government services.
Earlier this morning, the High Court has suspended an order by the Government blocking unvaccinated Kenyans from accessing services from December 21.
High Court Judge Antony Mrima stopped the directive on Tuesday morning, pending hearing and determination of the case. on basis of illegality.
This comes in the midst of clarion call to kenyans to get vaccinated from the variety of vaccines donated to kenya. The Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council has been on the forefront to call upon kenyans to get vaccinated as this would be the ultimate way to protect themselves from the ravaging COVID 19.