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Kenya Covid-19 vaccine mandate draws praise and criticism

A Kenyan government directive that residents must show proof of Covid-19 vaccination by December 21 to access services was welcomed by some businesses on Monday but criticised by others, who said low vaccination rates made it unrealistic.

Africa 23 November 2021 - 08:45 Rights group Amnesty International said Kenya would not be able to vaccinate the majority of its population by the deadline, so many people might be unable to earn a living, access transport or go to school.Rights group Amnesty International said Kenya would not be able to vaccinate the majority of its population by the deadline, so many people might be unable to earn a living, access transport or go to school.Irungu Houghton, executive director of Amnesty International's Kenya office, said the government directive was unrealistic and flawed.A Kenyan government directive that residents must show proof of Covid-19 vaccination by December 21 to access services was welcomed by some businesses on Monday but criticised by others, who said low vaccination rates made it unrealistic.

8% of people are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in Kenya so far.” Though low compared to Western nations, Kenya's rate of fully vaccinated citizens is higher than the African average of under 5%.

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