The purge on unsafe meat being sold to Nairobi residents continues with raid extended to the Burma Market.
Deputy Director of Public health Nairobi County Wilson Langat has also directed all county public health officers to intensify there operations in all meat outlets selling unsafe meat.
Speaking to Ghetto Radio News Langat says they will also ensure meat getting in Burma to wholesalers are tested before they are allowed in the market.
‘‘We are not targeting supermarkets and butcheries only, we have mobilized veterinary officers who will also ensure no unsafe meat gets into Burma market for consumption.’’ Langat said.
Yesterday Nairobi City county government closed meat sections for The Point Naivas Buruburu, Muthaiga Fine Meat Limited, Naivas Gateway Mall and Tuskys Kenyatta Avenue.
Health CEC Nairobi County told the media that samples taken from Tuskys supermarket Kenyatta Avenue indicated that the meat had 63,000ml of sodium metabid sulphite preservative in a kilogram of meat instead of required limit of 500ml.
Michael Maina a butcher at Kanyama stage in Kariobangi North says they have been counting losses following the expose’ on red meat that was aired recently in one of the popular TVs in the country.
‘‘I buy a 40 kg of meat from Njiru slaughter house daily ,very fresh and selling them within two days my preservative is a cooler not this drug we are hearing…but I can tell you our customers have run away from us ,nobody wants nyama.’’ He said.
The national government has also launched an independent investigation on the matter after it confirmed that indeed some meat outlets has been using excess preservatives to prolong life of red meat in their stores.