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"Why Are You Forcing Us To Die?" Kenyans Cause Uproar Online Over Supply Of Toxic Medicines

Photo Courtesy: Health CS, Dr Mutahi Kagwe

Kenyans have caused heated reactions online after news just broke that the ministry of health allowed for a supply of toxic antiretroviral (ARV )drugs ought to be used by people who are infected with HIV. Recently, the drugs were in a shortage as the main supplier, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) were alleged not be in agreement with the Kenyan government over payment of importation taxes.

However, now that the drugs are in the country and distribution to the respective health care centres is ongoing, the effectiveness of the drugs has been questioned as adverse effects have been alleged to experienced after their usage. As reported by NTV Kenya, the alleged toxic drugs i.e Nevirapine were banned by the health ministry in 2019 but they have once again distributed them.

This has caused controversy online as Kenyans are now worried on why the government could allow that to happen. Perhaps, the dilemma is yet to be reinstated by the concerned authority. Meanwhile, Kenyans are waiting for the health cabinet secretary, Dr Mutahi Kagwe to clear the air and resolve the issue. Below are some heated reactions from Kenyans concerning the matter.

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