High Court has stopped the directive by Mutahi Kagwe that sought to deny unvaccinated Kenyans government services.
The High Court has issued an order stopping the ministry of health directive that requires Kenyans seeking government services to be fully vaccinated.
The directive was set to be effective from December 21 but the High Court has now suspended the order till a case filed by businessman Enock Aura is determined.
The applicant alleges that the government of Kenya has entered into highly secretive agreements with international pharmaceutical companies for the sale of Covid-19 vaccines.
In November, health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe made the announcement that from December 21, anyone not fully vaccinated will be barred from government services including the use of public transport.
Among the services the directive sought to deny Kenyans include, Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA), immigration, hospital and prison visitations among others.
As of December 13, 2021, a total of 8.18 million doses have been issued in Kenya with 3.25 million Kenyans fully vaccinated. This makes up only slightly above six per cent of the country’s population to be vaccinated.