“All we wanted was to alert the government that there could be something wrong with the vaccines used in mass campaigns and have them tested,” the bishop added.


A source at Agriq Quest Ltd privy to the matter said that all they wanted was for the ministry to pay their dues and not cause a stir over the vaccines.

“Our brief was to do an analysis and hand over the results to the joint committee. I cannot remember if they agreed on the results,” the source said.

The source, however, could not give us a copy of the results quoting “client confidentiality”.

“They came and evaluated the laboratory and agreed to have the tests done here. But we cannot give you the results unless either of the parties agree and send us written authorisation,” they added.

A copy of the said results posted on the KCCB website indicates that three of the 59 tetanus vaccines sampled last year were found to be contaminated with Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG), a hormone that can cause infertility in women.

“Following the laboratory assessment, three of the analysed vaccine samples submitted for analysis were found to contain hCG hormone,” the report reads.

The Pharmacy and Poisons Board also posted another report from the same company on polio vaccine, which showed that none of the polio vaccine samples was contaminated.

On Friday, efforts to reach Health Principal Secretary Nicholas Muraguri were for the second day futile.

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