Kenya’s Head of Public Service, Joseph Kinyua, has announced that all civil servants in the country have till August 23, to be vaccinated against Covid-19 or face severe sanctions.
This comes as a result of some public servants deliberately avoiding to be vaccinated in order to stay away from work, which has adversely affected productivity. “It was…observed that some public servants have deliberately avoided getting vaccinated so that they can stay away from work under the guise of working from home,” a statement from the Public Service Head indicated.
This has led to a low uptake of Covid-19 vaccines among civil servants especially teachers and those in the security sector.
The government is said to have administered more than 1.7 million AstraZeneca vaccines, mostly first doses a week ago. The target is to vaccinate 10 million people by the end of the year, government sources have revealed.
745 new cases of the coronavirus were recorded in Kenya on Monday, raising the number of cases to 212,573 since the pandemic began.