The Kenya Employment and Labour Relations Court has dismissed a petition challenging a government directive of April 2021 imposing mandatory vaccine for public officers.

The petitioners argued that to render the vaccine mandatory would have meant subjecting people to experimentation, since the consequences of such vaccines were not clear.

The judge pointed out that vaccines had been approved by organs such as the US FDA and the WHO and that they had undergone testing. Furthermore, the court held that, during a global emergency, vaccination should not be limited by the necessity of informed consent, especially given the risks from failure to vaccinate for both individual and public health. The court thus dismissed the petition. Retrieved on 3 October 2022.

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