Crackdown in Eastern and Central Region

28 September 2018, Meru (KENYA): A total of 83 people have been arrested for operating illegal pharmacies in eastern and central Kenya, in a crackdown conducted by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board drug inspectors between 24th -27th 2018 September. Out of the number, 37 were arrested in Central region, 23 in Lower Eastern and 23 in Upper Eastern said senior drug inspector Julius Kaluai, Head of inspectorate Nairobi region, while addressing the media in Meru town. According to Kalui there has been a reduction in the number of quacks in the business and the board will note relent to ensure all illegal premises are closed countrywide. Those arrested were arraigned in various courts and fined with various offenses. He cautioned registered pharmacists against employing quacks to stand in for them, which is illegal according to set standards and regulations. He cautioned the owners of premises which were found closed during the to crackdown and urged them surrender to the authority. “All outlets where quacks were arrested will remain closed until qualified pharmacists are engaged,” he said.

Pharmacy and Poisons Board Inspectors, address the media in Meru town, after a week long crack down that closed 83 illegal pharmacies  in eastern  and central part of Kenya