LEGAL PERSPECTIVE

DESMOND ODHIAMBO: Mandatory vaccinations discriminatory

The directive has provided ground for interesting debate and discussion on issues around human rights.

In Summary

• In August, the government announced that all civil servants were to receive a dose of the Covid-19 vaccine or face disciplinary action.

• It was a decision that sparked national public debate, forcing President Uhuru Kenyatta to clarify there would be no mandatory vaccination

The government aims to vaccinate 10 million people by December 2021, and 26 million by the end of 2022.

In what can only be called a momentous leap towards this ambition, it announced in early ...

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