Outcry as butcheries in Nairobi sell bad beef

Peter Njenga alias Sonko

A butcher Peter Njenga alias Sonko who operates a chain of Nyama Choma eateries along the eastern bypass was arrested by DCI officers after he was linked to the disappearance of livestock in Machakos county

By Our Investigative Team

A section of residents in Nairobi has taken issues with the County Health Inspectorate department accusing it of allowing suspect, uninspected meat to be sold in butcheries in the city. The residents complained that the meat some of them bought during the just-ended festive season turned to be bad and not “fit for human consumption.”

Some residents mainly in the city’s suburbs complained that the meat turned out to be bad. Many claimed to have developed chronic diarrhoea, vomiting and dysentery, symptoms they blamed on the bad beef. Health inspectors are sleeping on the job picking bribes and leaving bad food to sell in butchers, hotels and restaurants, they complained. 

In another case at a Fast-Food joint in Nairobi, patrons were shocked to find the meat they had bought contained “maggots”!

A few days ago, officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation arrested a butcher Peter Njenga alias Sonko who operates a chain of Nyama Choma eateries along the eastern bypass after he was linked to the disappearance of livestock in Machakos county. The detectives established that the stollen cattle are then driven to the Dagoretti slaughterhouse, where a ready market for livestock including stolen animals thrives. In some instances, the animals are slaughtered in the bush and ferried straight to popular meat joints in the city.

Bad beef, unfit for human consumption

In another case at a Fast-Food joint in Nairobi, patrons were shocked to find the meat they had bought contained “maggots”! Consumers have challenged Nairobi governor M/S Anne Kananu to overhaul her health inspectorate unit so wananchi can get value for their taxes. “Nairobi’s health inspectors have failed to deliver and must go,” angry residents said, demanding that the government explain the situation.

“We can’t be buying food that is bad while the government that is supposed to enforce laws does nothing” residents complained claiming that Nairobi butcheries may be selling un-inspected game meat, donkeys or even meat from sick animals.

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