Head of Public Service Commission, PSC Joseph Kinyua mandated all government workers to get their first shot of the vaccine after the state noted that the uptake was generally low across the country. According to Public Service and Gender PS, Mary Kimonye's notice on August 20, failure to take the jab will be treated as an indiscipline case as some civil servants avoided the jab in order to stay away from work.
The notice directed all civil servants to be vacinated failure to which disciplinary action not limited to denial of access to office, stoppage of salary and withdrawal of allowances and benefits.
This notice caused uproar with Clement Koigi, a Nakuru-based lawyer, filed a suit seeking the court to declare the directive unconstitutional as it violates basic principles enshrined in the constitution and also urgued that it was discriminatory as it infringes on civil servants' right to privacy and goes against fair labour practices in the country.
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