Kenya’s bishops say tetanus vaccine laced with contraceptive

Kenya’s Catholic bishops have charged that a tetanus vaccine used in a national campaign has been laced with a contraceptive hormone.

The vaccination campaign, sponsored by the World Health Organisation and UNICEF, is aimed at girls and women of reproductive age.

The bishops said four independent laboratory tests in Kenya and elsewhere showed the vaccine was laced with the contraceptive hormone Beta-HCG.

The Kenyan government has been accused of a secret plan to sterilise women and control population growth.

But Kenya’s director of medical services said other testing showed no trace of Beta-HCG.

He promised action against Bishop Stephen Karanja of the Kenya Catholic Doctors Association, whom he blamed for raising false alarms against the vaccine.

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