Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei has opposed the new directives on COVID-19 issued by the Cabinet Secretary for Health Mutahi Kagwe.
Cherargei has termed the move as illegal.
On Sunday, November 21, CS Kagwe directed that effective December 21, 2021, all Kenyans who need in-person government services must show proof of vaccination.
Responding to Kagwe's directive, Senator Cherargei noted that the government should educate Kenyans on the benefits of getting vaccinated as opposed to using threats.
"When there was curfew there were many allegations of enforcement agencies using the opportunity to extort people, and this will be another avenue if we are not careful. The country is currently politically charged also. It is very important to work with political actors to tell their supporters the importance of it, as opposed to forcing them,” Cherargei said.
The Senator said the idea of Kenyans producing certificates for them to receive government service will open ways for corruption in the country.
Issuing the directive, CS Kagwe said the same will affect restaurants, Bars, and other entertainment joints serving more than 50 people.
“If you are a bar owner don't wait until you are slapped with a heavy fine, ensure all coming in have proof of vaccination,” Kagwe warned.