Kenya’s High Court has suspended a government order to prevent those who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 from accessing services and entering public places such as national parks, bars and restaurants.

The country announced last month it would require people to show vaccination certificates from December 21 to access in-person government services, including hospitals, schools, tax and immigration offices.

However, the petition filed by businessman Enock Aura said the directive, was unconstitutional and discriminatory.

High Court Judge Anthony Mirima said his ruling would remain in force until the case was heard on 4th January 2022 and until a decision made.

Kenya has fully vaccinated only 3.2 million people, or 12 percent of the adult population, according to official figures, well below the government target of 10 million by the end of 2021.