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Expired Maize Flour Apprehended At St Andrews School By Health Officials

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By Hopkin Reporter.

Chief Officer incharge of Public Health and Sanitation Lynn Kitwan has ceased over Seven hundred kilograms of expired maize flour at St Andrews school in Nuu ward.

Speaking during the inspection tour of the facility the chief officer said, it is a sad occurrence that has happened in a private school. โ€œIt is a sad occurrence, a sad affair that has happened in a private school. It is sad because parents and guardians pour a lot of money so that their children can have the best education, food,care and security in a private institution like this one,โ€ Kitwan said.

Kitwan further added, there are twenty five pupils admitted at Mwingi Level 4 hospital at the isolation ward who were brought under critical condition, but doctors have managed and stabilized their condition.

The public health boss further added, before the admission of the twenty five pupils at Mwingi hospital, there were thirty pupils who had earlier been taken to Nuu hospital with complaints of abdominal pains, diarrhea and vomiting, where they were treated and allowed to go back to school the same day.

During the inspection of the facility Kitwan noted, the school has not adhered to public health and sanitation regulations and thus ordered the immediate closure of the facility.

โ€œ What I have seen in this school is not to standard, but from my office this facility has to be closed with immediate effect for further investigations, and will be opened once all recommendations are met in line with public health and sanitation regulations,โ€ she emphasized.

Dr Ben Musyoka Chief Officer Medical Services said: โ€œitโ€™s a shame for the institution to interfere with the expirer date of the maize flour. We can not be feeding our pupils with expired products.โ€

Director Health Administrative Services Francis Musyoka, Deputy Director Public Health Faith Mutinda, Sub-County MOH Mwingi Central Dr Evans Mumo, Assistant County Commissioner (ACC) Nuu Division Mr Joel Laisuta among other public health officials were also present during the inspection tour of the facility.

The over seven hundred kilograms of expired maize flour is under the custody of the police at Nuu police station.

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