Kenyans frequenting bars, hotels might be forced to produce Covid-19 vaccination certificates before entry

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 4 Nov, 2021 19:02 | < 1 min read
A sample mobile accessed Covid-19 vaccination certificate.PHOTO/COURTESY.

You might be forced to produce a Covid-19 vaccination certificate before being allowed admission to a bar or hotel, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has announced.

Taking to its official Twitter account on Thursday, November 4, MOH said the move may be enacted to increase the uptake of vaccination against Covid-19.

"Businesses and premises operating in areas prone to crowds like hotels, bars, lodgings, sporting activities as well as places of worship should consider the requirement of a vaccination certificate for entry into their premises in keeping with global practice," MOH said.

Led by Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, MOH said Kenya has sufficient vaccination doses urging all persons above 18 years to take the jab.

"Opening up vaccination to all persons above 18 years since we have sufficient doses in the country. We're appealing to political leaders to ask their supporters who attend their rallies mainly the youth to ensure they are vaccinated," the statement read in part.

In order to ensure a high uptake of the Covid-19 vaccine, MOH directed state officers to take charge of the social mobilization of citizens.

"National Government Administration Officers across the country should participate in social mobilization of people both in the urban and rural areas for them to turn out for vaccination," MOH said.