Chief Administrative secretary in the ministry of foreign affairs Hon. Ababu Namwamba has called all Kenyans to boycott sugar following allegations that it contains Mercury which is poisonous to human health.
Speaking in Eldoret, Namwamba has said sugar should be boycotted until the government does its detailed investigations to make sure its safe for human consumption.
“We nee public outrage against some of this things. If you are going to save the Kenyan sugarcane farmer and Kenyans must also show outrage. In fact i will be very happy is Kenyans declared a week of total embargo against sugar,” Said Namwamba.
Namwamba has called upon Kenya Revenue Authority and Kenya Bureau of Standards to come out clear and explain this mercury allegations for Kenyans to stop panicking.
This has come when Members of Parliament from Western Kenya have asked government to stop sugar importation and raise the level of Sugar production in Kenyan Industries.