KENYA: Bureau of Standards says the sugar has copper, lead and nor mercury – I GUESS THIS MAKES IT SAFE???
Sugar has copper and lead, not mercury, says KEBS
STANDARD MEDIA – Some of the seized contraband sugar paraded at CID headquarters. Interior CS Fred Matiangi said the haul contained mercury. [File, Standard]
Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) Managing Director Charles Ongwae has discounted CS Matiangi’s narrative that seized contraband sugar has mercury.
The agency claims the first batch of sugar was not tested for mercury and results were delivered to DCI on June 11, two days before Matiangi made the claims.
Their subsequent heavy metal (mercury, lead, cadmium, copper and arsenic) tests have however found no traces of mercury in the seized consignment.
Ongwae told the Parliamentary Committee probing the alleged scam that some of the sugar contained copper and lead.
—— AUTO – GENERATED; Published (Halifax Canada Time AST) on: June 21, 2018 at 08:21AM