Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Nairobi drinking water contaminated with ARVs, other drugs

04 July 2016, 11:28

Nairobi - Residents of Nairobi and Kisumu counties are drinking water contaminated with antiretrovirals (ARVs) and pain killers.

A study conducted by University of Eldoret and Ghent University, Belgium established water in these two counties contain compounds used in ARVs, antibiotics, hormones and anti-depressants.

Though 24 pharmaceuticals were found in rivers, waste and ground water, their concentrations are far below the levels of a medical dose.

Read Also: Here's how alcohol messes with your nervous system

While speaking to Daily Nation, however, Kenneth K’oreje who is one of the report authors said that such water still exposes Kenyans to greater risk of developing resistance to certain drugs.

A similar study on food products in 2013 had established that farmers in Kiambu and Murang'a counties were using ARVs to fatten chicken .

According to reports, the farmers added ARVs to broiler feed to ensure they are ready for sale at four weeks. 

Nairobi offers a ready market for chicken from these two counties.

- News24

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Cyril Mike Odhiz
Kenyans furious on young lady aft...

A young Kenyan woman is the talk of town after she posted a photo with her elderly lover after a round of steamy sex, or so the photo suggested.  Read more...

Submitted by
Kiplangat langat
Uhuru could be a one term Presid...

Bomet governor Isaac Ruto has said that President Uhuru Kenyatta could be a one term President if he fails to increase allocations to the counties. Read more...

Submitted by
Mody Sammy
35 year old farmer a new milliona...

A 35 year old farmer from Mpeketoni Lamu county has become the latest millionaire in town as she became winner in the ongoing ‘Shinda Mamili na Story Ibambe’. Read more...

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
Leave your past relationship bagg...

Leave your past relationship baggage at the door when you start a new relationship. Read more...

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
Advice from a young married Kenya...

I was just going to get water in the office kitchen and thought a simple hi was fine until I ended up in an hour long conversation with someone. Read more...

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
Helping you find the type of man ...

To put it simply, you can’t go looking for fish in a meat market; you have to go to a fish market. Read more...