Pathologists launch investigations into Kerio Valley measles deaths
Wednesday September 9 2015
Residents of Kobil Village in Kotut Location, Elgeyo-Marakwet County, following the death of two children after they were given measles vaccinations on September 9, 2015. PHOTO | JARED NYATAYA | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Scores of villagers in Kapchesek, Kobil and Kakisagur told the Nation at the outreach centre where the jabs were administered that they would never take their children for vaccination.
Angry residents said they had known the medical personnel who administered the jab for years.
They said they suspected the problem might have been with the vaccines and not the with the professionalism of the health workers.
The police also confiscated the vaccines to be presented to authorities for transit to the Government Chemist for analysis.