Unvaccinated Kenyans to be deprived of Government Services

From December 21 Kenyans who have not been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be denied access to in-person government services such as education, hospital visitation, immigration services, prison visitation etc.

Kenya comes from a lockdown that was implemented in July. The lockdown restrictions included a curfew, a third of normal capacity and postponement of Government meetings, with some of them being canceled. Teachers were strongly urged to present themselves for vaccination for their own safety and those of the learners.

The Health Secretary Mutahi Kagwe made a press conference alerting all Kenyans to get vaccinated. In the press conference Kgawe made it known that the government had made a decision of supporting its Covid-19 vaccination program for the safety of all Kenyans.

Kenyans took to twitter to share their unhappy views. Majority feel that vaccination is a choice and they are not given any at this point.

With the vaccine being a choice why does it seem that Kenyans do not have any? The Health Secretary mentioned that the reason why everyone needs to get vaccinated is to keep the economy flowing.

According to News24 President Uhuru Kenyatta wants at least 10 million individuals in Kenya’s 53 million-strong population to get vaccinated against Covid-19 by the end of the year as part of his ambitions to help the country’s main economy rebound. 

Only roughly 6.4 million vaccinations have been given out so far, with about 2.4 million people fully immunized.

By Lineo Khabele for African View News

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