The country has been in fear for the last few weeks after the government discovered that some traders have been selling 'dangerous sugar' laced with mercury, lead, and copper which could be harmful to human health.
What people don’t know is that the country is scattered with poisonous foods that can pose serious effects on your health.
Below are some of the dangerous foods:
1. Broiler chicken
If you are a lover of the mouthwatering chicken on fast foods, then you also stand a health risk. Sometimes back, some poultry farmers were caught using antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) to make chicken fatter. If you have been consuming this drugs and not HIV positive, then you stand a chance of the drugs not working when you get infected with the virus.
2. Contaminated water
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), contaminated water is a breeding ground for Cholera, Dysentery, Typhoid, and Diarrhea. This country has poor sanitation especially in cities which leads to water contamination.
A research conducted by the University of Nairobi in 2012 showed that kales and other vegetables are laced with levels of heavy metals such as lead and coliform, a bacteria found in animal and human feces. These toxins were found to be from water which comes from rivers, mixed with raw sewage and industrial wastes.
The milk sold by some vendors and hawkers may actually be dangerous than the mercury sugar. Some milk vendors and hawkers have been using dangerous preservatives such as hydrogen peroxide and formalin to ensure that their milk lasts for long.
5. Fried chips and 'mandaazi'
An investigation done by Kenya power proved that some people were siphoning oil from transformers and selling it to fast food traders. This oil can be used for several months and has adverse health effects.