Kemri to probe high prevalence of cancer in Meru villages

Kemri scientists are on a fact-finding mission in two Meru villages over high cancer prevalence. PHOTO | DAVID MUCHUI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • A team of scientists from Kemri and county officials led by Dr Evans Amukoye, the chief research officer at Kemri, are on a two-day fact-finding mission in Meru.

  • Speaking after visiting various homesteads and a water source in Riaki village, Dr Amukoye said the fact-finding mission had established a need for research into the causes of cancer in the area.

The Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) is investigating the high prevalence of cancer in Riaki and Kiegoi villages in Igembe South, Meru County.

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