Bishops said the vaccine was targeting women of child-bearing age and that it contained elements that prevented them from conceiving. /WISE GEEK

NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga is yet again in another fight with the state claiming that Kenyans were subjected to a state sponsored sterilisation.

In a statement that has brought memories of Catholic Church’s objection to a tetanus vaccination in 2014 and 2015, Mr Odinga now claims that the vaccination was a State-sponsored infertility in Kenyan women.

The Catholic bishops had opposed the execution of the vaccine, claiming that one-third of the vials tested contained a hormone linked to birth control- human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG).

According to the bishops, the vaccine was targeting women of child-bearing age and that it contained elements that prevented them from conceiving.

In his latest pull, Mr Odinga says that multiple results from health experts had confirmed that the tetanus vaccine used in the immunisation exercise triggered infertility in women aged between 14 and 49.

He said; “Sterilisation without full, free, and informed consent globally is an involuntary, coercive, and forced practice and is a violation of fundamental human rights.”

He called on the Government to provide a complete list of all those who took part in the vaccination, apologise to them, and explain how it intends to reverse the damage.