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State mulls extension of vaccination hours - Kagwe

Kagwe said vaccination beyond working hours will allow more people to avail themselves for the jab.

In Summary

•"We are going to ensure that we keep the facilities open at least for some more hours after working hours," the CS said.

•Kagwe said vaccination beyond working hours will allow more people to avail themselves for the jab.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe during the Covid-19 media briefing at Afya House on May 27, 2021.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe during the Covid-19 media briefing at Afya House on May 27, 2021.
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The government will consider extension of vaccination hours to go beyond 8am-5pm, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has said.

Kagwe said vaccination beyond working hours will allow more people to avail themselves for the jab.

"We are going to ensure that we keep the facilities open at least for some more hours after working hours," the CS said.

"We were desperate for vaccines but we have enough now."

He spoke on Thursday during a press briefing where he issued revised Covid-19 containment measures.

Kagwe also directed that bars be closed at 11pm.

“With the removal of the curfew, we are reverting to closing bars and restaurants at 11pm or the time allowed by licensing authorities,” Kagwe said during a live press conference.

This means the 7pm closure time that had been in place for bars, restaurants and night clubs has ended.

During the Mashujaa Day celebration on Wednesday, President Uhuru Kenyatta gave Kenyans an early Christmas gift when he lifted the night curfew that has been in effect for 19 months.

Uhuru on Wednesday announced 13 strategic interventions to lift some burdens from Kenyans ravaged by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Insisting the time has come for Kenyans to move away from survival to co-existence with the disease, the President outlined robust interventions aimed at putting money in citizens' pockets.