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Alarm as drugs worth Sh2 million found dumped in Murang'a

By Boniface Gikandi | Published Sat, October 25th 2014 at 09:49, Updated October 25th 2014 at 09:51 GMT +3

MURANG’A COUNTY: Panic gripped a village in Murang'a after human drugs estimated at two million shillings were discovered dumped and young children collecting them.

Residents in Kiganda area of Gatanga district alerted health officials who moved in a speed to safe the public from collecting the dumped drugs which was sneaked in by unknown businessperson.

On Saturday, Dr Antony Kauki of Pharmacy and Poisons Board in Mt Kenya region led a team in the areas collecting the dumped drugs for a safe custody to facilitate investigations.

Kauki said public health officers in Gatanga were alerted before contacting his office.

“Initial investigations have revealed that all the drugs have not expired as perceived and there is likely hood they have been in the market without authority of the board," said Kauki.

In the past one month, officials attached to pharmacy and poisons board have arrested scores of untrained businesspersons in Gatanda and Kandara operating chemist without approval of the board.

Discovery of the dumped human drugs is an evident that the traders knew we have increased surveillance of unregistered drugs penetrating the region," said Kauki.

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