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Albinos raise concerns over sunscreen lotion

20 February 2014, 14:34 Arap Yego

Bungoma - People with Albinism (PWA) in the country have raised a red flag concerning the quality of sunscreen lotions recently procured by the National Council for Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD) at a cost of KES 50 million.

Led by Martin Wanyonyi, the director of The Albinism Empowerment Network (TEAM), they claimed that the 19 500 bottles of sunscreen lotion purchased by NCPWD and currently being distributed by the Kenya Medical Supplies Agency (KEMSA) to selected government hospitals in the counties countrywide is of low quality.

The director of the albinism lobby group who is also a nominated member of the Bungoma County Assembly representing people with disability said the procured sunscreen lotion that has been supplied to hospitals in the country is ineffective as it has low Sun Protection Factor ( SPF).

“The solar sunscreen sprays received not only in Bungoma but also in other parts of the country is of little help to people with albinism. Because of the sensitivity of our skin, persons with albinism require sunscreen lotion with a high SPF of at least 50, but not what has been procured,” said Wanyonyi.

He called for the probe of those charged with the responsibility of procuring the lotions and action to be further taken against them if they are found to have allowed the supply of sub-standard product.

“PWAs, just like any other Kenyans, should get value from the money set aside for them by the government. The deaths from skin cancer stalking those of us with this condition should not continue since the government has set aside a budget for our welfare,” said Wanyonyi.

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