A nurse prepares a dose of the AstraZeneca/Oxford Covid-19 vaccine at the Edouard Herriot hospital on February 6, 2021 in Lyon, after the top French health authority on February 2, 2021 cleared AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine for use, but advised against giving it to people over 65. (Photo by OLIVIER CHASSIGNOLE / POOL / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER CHASSIGNOLE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has instructed the entire cabinet and members of his executive office to take coronavirus vaccinations.

The directive “to lead by example” was confirmed by his chief of staff Nzioka Waita,

The East African country is in the midst of a deadly third wave of infections and reported its highest daily number of new infections on Wednesday.

The doctors’ union on Tuesday said the country had run out of ICU beds as it deals with the surge, with healthcare workers among those admitted at various hospitals.

The country has so far confirmed over 126,000 coronavirus infections and 2,092 deaths.