Case on safe abortions postponed as NGOs clash with Health Ministry

A case to push for safe abortions in Kenya’s health facilities has been postponed to February.

The dispute involves two NGO’s (the Centre for Reproductive Rights and FIDA-Kenya) contesting a move by the Ministry of Health to restrain them from training medical workers on safe abortions.

Judge John Mativo suspended the hearing since two other judges who were appointed to hear the matter together with him are presiding over election petitions.

The case will be heard for two consecutive days beginning February 1.