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Head Teacher Arrested For Blocking Measles, Rubella Immunisation

measlesThe head teacher of a Catholic-sponsored school has been arrested for preventing public health officials from conducting measles-rubella immunisation.

Sister Cecilia Kamau from St Anthony Primary in Bahati Sub-County was accused of blocking more than 700 children from accessing the vaccine.
Consequently, parents were forced to take their children to non-Catholic-sponsored schools to be vaccinated. Nakuru Public Health Officer Samuel King’ori said he received information from some parents that the head teacher had vowed she would not allow the exercise to take place in the school.
Mr King’ori said public officers together with police stormed the school and arrested Ms Kamau, who allegedly said she was implementing a Catholic Church directive. The church has questioned the safety of the vaccine.