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MP: Cabinet must step in over poisonous food aid

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Dujis MP Adan Duale wants the President and Prime Minister to hold an urgent Cabinet meeting to discuss the distribution of aflatoxin contaminated Unimix to at least 60,000 school children facing starvation.

Duale said on Friday that the Parliamentary Health Committee should also institute an investigation into the matter.“These are issues that the two principals must address; these are issues that the Minister for Public Health must come out very clearly about,” he stated.“We will not allow 60,000 children of this country to suffer from cancer as a result of food which was given to them when they were starving,” he said.Aflatoxin is a lethal mycotoxin caused by fungus which medics say could cause cancer if consumed over a long period of time and in large quantities.Duale questioned why the quality check was done while the Unimix had already been distributed to schools in drought stricken areas of North Eastern, Eastern and Coast region.“It is Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) that is mandated to make sure they take care of the safety of the Kenyan people – what they eat, what they use. If KEBS takes over one month to detect this how sure are we that these millers pass through them?” he posed.More info Click here