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List of Government Services Kenyans Will Be Denied If Not Vaccinated

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Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe announced that it will l be mandatory for Kenyans to have a coronavirus vaccination certificate to access in-person services in government offices starting December 21.

Among the government services that unvaccinated Kenyans will be locked out from include;

  • Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA),
  • Education,
  • National Transport Service Authority (NTSA),
  • Immigration,
  • Hospital,
  • Prison visitations,
  • Port services among others,
  • Approval of development plans,
  • Transfer and licensing of motor vehicles, and
  • Registration of business names and companies.

Those who fail to take the vaccines will also be denied access to public transport, hotels, nightclubs and other crowded venues ahead of Christmas.

They will also be cut from services such as underwriting of insurance policies, customs clearing, and forwarding, payment of deposits for power connections as well as supplying goods and services to the State, and opening accounts with financial institutions.

Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala also announced that unvaccinated persons will be denied access to hospitality facilities, warning that those who will contravene the directive will be held personally liable.

“All national parks and protected areas will need to demand the same from 21 of December. What we want is to control the spread of infections because it is going to be a festive season and we will celebrate and enjoy but we need to do that while we are safe,”

Balala said.

“Nobody is saying that it is mandatory to be vaccinated but if you want to come to my office for services and everyone there is vaccinated and you are not, that is unfair. The law is clear and it is on our side. The courts cannot force somebody who is vaccinated to entertain someone who is not vaccinated,” Kagwe said.

The policy is intended to boost vaccine uptake in the country where about 8.8 percent of the adult population is fully immunized.

At the moment, some 6.4 million Kenyans have been vaccinated, with 2.4 million people having been fully vaccinated. The government aims at vaccinating at least 10 million people by the end of this year.

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