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LSK challenges gov’t ban on importation of Covid-19 vaccines

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The Law Society of Kenya has filed a petition at the court challenging the order by the government that bans the private sector from importing and distributing covid-19 vaccines.

LSK President Nelson Havi wants the court to bar the implementation and enforcement of the decision made by Health CS Mutahi Kagwe last week arguing that such a ban can not be imposed when the available vaccine can only cover 30% of the population.

“The banning of the importation of vaccines is challenged because such a decision cannot be made when the vaccination capacity of the government is 30% of the population of Kenya,” reads the petition in part.

The society also wants the court to suspend the decision to revoke the licenses of the entities who were importing and administering the vaccine to Kenyans.  They further asked the court to lift the rules on lockdown issued by President Uhuru Kenyatta on five counties on March 26 arguing that that public order is illegal.

Covid-19 vaccine [p/courtesy]


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