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  • President Uhuru Kenyatta says Kenya anticipates vaccinating the entire adult population, that is 26 million people, by the end of this year.
President Uhuru Kenyatta issued orders as part of his national address on the Covid-19 situation in Kenya on Tuesday, June 29th, 2021. 

According to the President, 13 million doses from Johnson & Johnson will arrive in the country by August. Kenya targets 10 million fully vaccinated people by Dec 25 and 26 million before the year ends.

"Instead of vaccinating 10 million adults by June 2022, we will vaccinate the ENTIRE adult population of 26 million Kenyans by 2022. In fact, by Christmas this year, we intend to have vaccinated Over 10 Million adults. According to our experts, we will have built a capacity to vaccinate 150,000 people every day from August 2021.

"And this accelerated plan will be aided by a few swift actions and bold programmes. For instance, we have ordered 10 million vaccines from Johnson and Johnson, with the first consignment arriving in Kenya in August 2021," Kenyatta stated. 

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He further directed government agencies to plan for a human vaccine production centre in Kenya in a bid to reduce dependence on foreign suppliers.

Here are the directives issued by Uhuru:
  1. The nationwide curfew will be from 10pm to 4am apart from the 13 counties.
  2. Public gatherings prohibition extended for 60- days.
  3. All persons coming into Kenya must have a PCR Negative certificate.
  4. Hospitals to allow one visitor for one patient per day.
  5. The hours of curfew are maintained at between 7:00 p.m and 4:00 a.m in the COVID-19 hotspot zone; which comprises the counties of Kisumu, Siaya, Homa-Bay, Migori, Busia, Kakamega, Vihiga, Bungoma, Kisii, Nyamira, Kericho, Bomet, and Trans-Nzoia up to 31st July 2021; 
  6. Funerals shall be conducted within 96 hours after the confirmation of death. Attendance limited to a maximum of 100 persons.
  7. In/person worship and congregational worship shall continue to be conducted in keeping with the one-third capacity rule and in accordance with the guidelines of the Inter-Faith Council.