Monday, July 15, 2019- Kenyans have reacted with shock and outrage following an expose by NTV’s Dennis Okari that revealed how supermarkets are using toxic chemicals to make their meat look fresher for longer.
Dubbed #RedAlert, the expose revealed how supermarkets have been killing Kenyans slowly by injecting their meat with excess amounts of Sodium Metabisulfite, to increase its shelf life.
Samples taken from several supermarkets in the city contained shocking amounts of Sodium Metabisulfite which is known to cause, Asthma, Allergy and even some types of cancers.
The chemical is so corrosive that the supermarket staff handling the meat have to wear protective gloves due to its harsh effects on the hands.
Watch the expose below and reaction from Kenyans.
This #RedAlert on @ntvkenya is painful watching. Supermarkets are knowingly preserving meat using toxic chemicals, and we have a Ministry of Health in this country? Our supermarkets are selling us toxic meat that even houseflies are afraid to touch? What country is this?— Gabriel Oguda (@gabrieloguda) July 14, 2019
What Dennis Okari did, from getting meat samples, testing to results, is the actual work of certain govt health officers who are earning salaries.— Wambui (@Waambui) July 14, 2019
But a broken system where corruption & incompetence thrives won't allow. Even the officers are watching as news. Terrible! #RedAlert
#RedAlert I’m so annoyed. Our baby was weaned on liver from the supermarket, naivas westlands to be precise. We have struggled with asthma since🙆🏿♂️. To finally see the connection is really infuriating— Kwobah (@KwobahE) July 14, 2019
Sodium Metabisulfite could be in more than just your meat, fruits and chips could also be laced with the chemical. #RedAlert pic.twitter.com/mgonBlSKfY— NTV Kenya (@ntvkenya) July 14, 2019
The Kenyan DAILY POST.Dennis Okari. You have saved Kenyans from hospital bills, claims of witchcraft, long queues in hospitals, harambees to fund treatment in India, children being orphaned, stillbirths, diseases amongst babies being weaned & tears. More power to you. Salute. @DennisOkari. #RedAlert pic.twitter.com/ECS4dqRHk4— Dr. John Njenga Karugia, PhD (@johnnjenga) July 15, 2019