Speaking during his nationwide address on COVID-19, Kagwe said allowing employees to work from home will break the chain of infections.
“All employers be directed to allow employees to work from home until further notice,” Kagwe said.
The directive affects employees working in the private and public sectors except those providing critical services.
The CS also suspended all public gatherings and in-person meetings of whatever nature until further notice.
All government and intergovernmental meetings will henceforth happen online.
“We emphasize that all public gatherings and in person meetings are suspended countrywide. Church goings to be permitted in line with guidelines given, social distance is a must,” the Health CS said.
Kagwe said that the new measures have been informed by an increase in COVID-19 cases in Kiambu, Kajiado, Lamau, Makueni, Muranga , Nyandarua, Nairobi, Taita Taveta and Tana River counties.
He also insisted on the need for all Kenyans to take full responsibility and at the same time urged people to take vaccines.
“Every person must take individual responsibility, they should ask themselves if they are part of the problem or part of the solution. We strongly encourage Kenyans to get vaccinated against Covid-19,” he said.