Last week a documentary on how supermarkets have been using harmful chemicals to preserve meat was aired on NTV, which prompted millions of Kenyan meat consumers into panic.
Yesterday, Governor Alfred Mutua closed down butchery sections of all Naivas supermarket after laboratory test from samples revealed the presence of unfit additives.
“I have been given a laboratory report showing that a sample of meat sold at the Naivas supermarket at Gateway mall in Mavoko had 3,286 milligrams of an additive that should not be used on meat. I have subsequently directed that the meat/butchery sections of all Naivas stores in Machakos County be closed immediately.” Dr. Mutua.
Willy Kimani, the Naivas Chief Commercial Officer, stated that they will only be selling white meat for now in all their butcheries.