The Ministry of Health has recently announced strict new rules that will enforce Kenyans to be vaccination. One will be required to have proof of vaccination to access government services and entertainment joints in Kenya from December 21, 2021.
This announcement has attracted mixed reactions from Kenyans is meant to increase the number of Kenyans vaccinated with only 8.8% of the population having been vaccinated by now. The ministry of health having noted the high rates of hesitant Kenyans across the country have decided to take this control measures.
This comes as the Christmas is approaching and the Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe urges Kenyans to get vaccinated or else they will be unable to get access to various government services as well as entertainment.
“Everybody seeking in-person government services should be must be fully vaccinated and have proof of vaccination by December 21, 2021,” Kagwe stated on Sunday, November 21.
The proof of vaccination will be requested alongside other documents such as National I.D and KRA pin when seeking this range of services.
Kagwe clearly stated that the services include, but are not limited to;
National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) services
Supplying goods and services to the State
0pening accounts with financial institution
Payment of deposits for power connection
Underwriting of insurance policies
Kagwe went ahead and added that without proof of vaccination, the individuals will be denied access to public transport, restaurants, clubs and any other crowded venues during Christmas where party and travel are predominant.