Naivasha sub-county public health officer Caroline Vata has warned business people against selling and distributing contaminated maize.
Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Vata said a crackdown to get rid of unscrupulous businessmen allegedly selling contaminated cereals will be launched soon.
“We want to warn sellers and those distributing contaminated maize. We are working on apprehending them and we will deal with them accordingly,” she said.
The official said they are investigating reports that some businessmen are linked to the distribution of the maize in the sub-county.
Vata was speaking after leading an exercise where over 3,000 kilogrammes of contaminated maize were disposed of.
The bags of maize were seized at Kinungi primary school two weeks ago and had high levels of aflatoxin. The cereal samples tested by the government chemistry revealed that it was unfit for human consumption.
Vata revealed that they had received cases of pupils from the school complaining of stomachaches and abdominal discomforts, a situation that saw them intervene and take samples.