Government orders all civil servants to take COVID-19 vaccine

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021 07:58 | By
A nurse administering a vaccine. Photo/PD/File

The Kenyan Government has now directed all civil servants to take the Covid-19 jab by August 23, 22021.

In a letter by Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua to all principal secretaries and accounting officers dated August 5, civil servants must go for Covid-19 jab before the expiry of the set deadline.

Kinyua stated that most civil servants have avoided taking the jab so that they stay away from work under the guise of working from home.

He cited the teaching, security sectors and the core civil service as the leading institutions in the low uptake of the jab.

Letter from public service head Joseph Kinyua

The public service head stated that those who will fail to comply with the directive will face disciplinary action.

“It has therefore been decided that all civil servants will be prioritized in the ongoing vaccination exercise and that those who will not have been given the 1st jab by August 23, 2021, be treated as discipline cases and appropriate action against the,” said Kinyua said in a statement.

Kenya directed all principal secretaries and accounting officers to ensure the directive is implemented

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