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Kenya: Private water vendors in Nakuru given 14 days to get government approval

Source: AllAfrica.com | January 12th, 2016 | By Magdalene Wanja
Location: Kenya

Private water vendors in Nakuru have 14 days to get analysis reports from the Government Chemist and medical report certificates to be allowed to remain in business.

County health officials have said water from most of boreholes in Nakuru, and which is sold to consumers, was unsafe due to high levels of fluoride.

Nakuru County Public Health Officer Samuel King’ori said that failure to comply with the Food, Drugs and Chemical Substance Act would lead to legal action taken against the vendors…

He added that more than 100 bore holes in the county with high fluoride levels had been mapped.

Mr King’ori said that Naivasha was most affected by high fluoride levels of up to 15.7 mg…

“The recommended fluoride level in water by World Health Organization is 1.5 mg but in Nakuru County it ranges from 2.5 mg to 15.7 mg,” he said…

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