Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has maintained that unvaccinated Kenyans risk being denied in-person government services by December 22.
Speaking in Machakos on Tuesday, December 14, hours after the High Court ruling dismissed his directive, the government would take necessary action to protect its citizens from the deadly pandemic.
The CS challenged those not vaccinated to seek service online and reminded them that in the event they will have to walk into government offices for a course, they should be vaccinated.
“Nobody is being forced to be vaccinated but your right doesn't allow you to be a threat to those who have been vaccinated.
“Nobody is forcing anybody to take the vaccine but the government has a responsibility. The only thing that has been said is if you want to go on a government office make a call, otherwise get vaccinated,” Kagwe stated.
The High Court however suspended the directive pending the hearing and determination of the case filed against it.
Justice Anthony Murima administered the ruling following a case was filed by Enock Aura through lawyer Harrison Kinyanjui.
In his argument, Kinyanjui had noted that thousands of Kenyans would be inconvenienced given that they had not taken the jab.
He further stated that Kenyans are entitled to government services since they are the ones who fund the government through paying taxes.
The directive would have barred people from accessing services such as KRA, Education, Immigration services, Hospital and Prison Visitations, among others.