Businesses from across the country have been given an ultimatum to implement a directive by the government requiring persons seeking services to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination.

In a statement, the Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE) urged all businesses in the country serving over 50 people per day to put up notices requiring their customers to provide proof of vaccination.

The federation urged all private businesses to maintain their indoors capacities at two thirds.

FKE further urged all businesses to implement the directives by December 21, 2021, as issued by the government through the Ministry of Health.

"The directives will take effect as from 21st December 2021. The affected premises include churches and other places of worship.

"This, therefore, means that all businesses that serve more than 50 persons a day will have to put up measures to ensure compliance by all their customers and clients. We further advise our members to develop and have an internal policy on Covid-19 to ensure ease of management of the labour force," the statement read in part.

This comes after Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe urged all members of the public to ensure they are vaccinated before December 21.

Kagwe warned that failure to do so would deny unvaccinated Kenyans in-person public services.

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

A number of businesses across the country have started adopting the directive. In a statement on Tuesday, December 14, Yaya Centre's management directed all businesses within the complex to display a signage in line with Kagwe's order.

The mall stated that it will deploy extra security guards to ensure the order is adhered to.