‘No boarding matatus without Covid-19 vaccination certificate’- Govt orders

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 23 Nov, 2021 14:13 | 2 mins read
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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe. PHOTO | FILE

The Ministry of Health has ordered Kenyans to show proof that they are vaccinated before seeking transport services beginning December 21.

Equally, drivers, conductors, boda boda riders, pilots and cabin crew will be required to be fully vaccinated and carry proof of vaccination at all times.

“Show proof of vaccination when using domestic flights, before use of train services and before boarding buses and matatus for all regional travellers,” Kagwe said.

Kagwe further added that tourists from the European region must also be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination before entry into the country.

“Drivers, conductors, boda boda riders, pilots, air hostesses and all others working in the sector should be fully vaccinated and always carry proof of vaccination,” Kagwe said.

The measures were announced by the Health ministry to boost uptake of Covid-19 vaccines in the country.

Prior to the communication, CS Kagwe had announced that Kenyans who are not vaccinated against Covid-19 will not be allowed to access government services.

The CS urged Kenyans to ensure that they are fully vaccinated before to be able to access government services.

Kagwe also noted that teenagers above the age of 12 years would be inoculated against Covid-19 from November, 23, 2021.

“Everybody seeking in-person government services should be fully vaccinated and proof of vaccination availed by December 21, 2021. Kagwe said.

According to Kagwe, those not vaccinated will miss out on KRA services, Education, Immigration services, Hospital and Prison visitation, NTSA and port services among others.

“Such services will include but not limited to: KRA services, Education, Immigration services, Hospital and Prison visitation, NTSA and port services among others,” he stated.

The CS also noted that the country was enjoying low infections largely because of the measures that the government has put in place to curb its spread.

Kagwe further said that the government was preparing a vigorous vaccination exercise countrywide beginning November, 26, 2021 to ensure that over 30 million Kenyans are vaccinated by December.

“In order to accelerate vaccination, the Ministry in collaboration with county governments and other stakeholders will be undertaking a 10-day mass vaccination exercise with the aim of administering adequate vaccines to as many people as possible,” Kagwe said.