The government will be intensifying the implementation of the vaccination measures announced last year that requires proof of vaccination to access government services.
The Health Ministry has disclosed that there will be checks conducted from Thursday to enforce the directive in an effort to boost vaccination uptake in the country.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has however maintained that Kenyans should take personal responsibility to save their lives as the pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the world.
“There are measures that we announced last year that we have been relaxing because we understand that not everybody has had the opportunity to be vaccinated,” Kagwe said on Tuesday.
“But we have got over 12 million doses of vaccines that are waiting to be used now in the country and because we are ready and we have got enough vaccines we will now go more intensively to vaccinate our people in readiness for whatever else is coming,” he added.
In a raft of measures announced by the ministry on November 21, Kenyans without proof of vaccination were to be denied services beginning December 21 but this was halted by the court.
The services to be affected include KRA services, education, immigration, hospital and prison visitations, NTSA and port services among others.
The ministry also announced that Kenyans will also be required to provide proof of full vaccination when seeking transport services including the use of domestic flights, the SGR, boarding matatus and buses and all regional transport means.
Similarly, drivers, conductors, boda boda riders, pilots, air hostesses and all will be required to be fully vaccinated and carry proof of vaccination at all times as well as when visiting malls.