Uproar as details of Kenya’s imported maize that is now causing cancer emerge

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The prophecy made by the then Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) Managing Director, the late Sammy Kioko Mangéli, has come to pass.

Nine years ago, Mang’eli warned Kenyans of a possible rising cancer cases, predominantly being brain cancer, within the next 10 to 15 years as a result of consumption of maize flour with high levels of aflatoxin.

“I’m more than 100 per cent sure it (aflatoxin) affects people and that within the next 10 to 15 years we will have serious cases of cancer based on this maize,” Mangéli stated.

Through his confession, he revealed that the country which was still under the leadership of President Mwai Kibaki forcefully released the maize laced with cancer causing chemicals that is currently haunting the nation.

A section of the online community have vented their disappointment after receiving this information. One social media user by the name,Janam Lolwe has reiterated on the prophecy saying that the cancer is ‘eating away the innocent souls.’

“The 10-15 years he’s referring to is here with us since he was saying this 10 years ago,” Janam stated.

Just the other week, most people were on President Uhuru Kenyatta’s neck compelling him to declare cancer a national disaster. The number of people succumbing to cancer  in the country being 32,987.

Some have even given up, with a recent case reporting that one Cancer patient committed suicide in Naivasha.

The cost of its treatment currently in Kenya is just expensive for ‘Wanjiku’ to afford.







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