MP now wants COVID-19 vaccination made mandatory for all Kenyans

MP now wants COVID-19 vaccination made mandatory for all Kenyans
Kimilili Member of Parliament Didmus Barasa during a past address. PHOTO | COURTESY

Just two days after MPs underwent COVID-19 vaccination in Parliament, Kimilili lawmaker Didmus Barasa has drafted a Notice of Motion seeking to have the government make vaccination compulsory for all Kenyans.

The lawmaker in the Notice of Motion says “all hospitals in the county and sub-counties be compelled to have walk-in and walk-out vaccination points” in order to make it easy for all Kenyans to access the vaccine.

In a Notice of Motion sent to National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi, the Kimilili MP further wants the vaccine certificate be made a mandatory travel document, a move aimed at locking out all persons that have not been vaccinated from traveling into the country.

“Develop vaccine certificate as a mandatory travel document within counties in the territory of Kenya. This document should also be a mandatory document for one to enter any Government office,” reads the Notice of Motion.

Barasa also wants foreigners coming into the country to undergo compulsory vaccination after completion of a four-day quarantine.

“All persons entering the territory of the republic of Kenya must display proof of vaccination or undergo the same after 4 days of quarantine and testing,” further reads the Notice of Motion.

The motion now awaits the Speaker’s approval and subsequently the House Business Committee to schedule its debate in the National Assembly.

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