The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) released a slew of documents Friday in response to the tetanus vaccine controversy in the African country and in response to laboratory reports that claim that 30 percent of vials tested contained beta-HCG.
Bishop Paul Kariuki has advised that before any campaign is undertaken joint testing must be carried out by a committee representing all stakeholders. The church claims detailed analysis of the vials has confirmed its doubts about the safety of the immunization program that it maintains is a disguised population control scheme.
They said the government owes women and children an apology after test founds that the vaccine used during the nationwide tetanus campaign in 2014 was laced with beta human chorionic gonadotropin, or beta hCG, which can lead to miscarriages or sterility.
“When sterility is induced in any woman, without her knowledge and/or consent, it amounts to a monumental human rights abuse,” said a Feb. 13 statement signed by Bishop Paul Kariuki Njiru of Embu, head of the Catholic Health Commission of Kenya. “This is the highest violation of the sovereignty of any country, as it is a direct attack on the survival of a people and, therefore, national security.”
The Kenyan Ministry of Health has however dismissed the claims.
See the documents below:
Full Statement [DOWNLOAD HERE]
Laboratory Report [DOWNLOAD HERE]
Presentation [DOWNLOAD HERE]