Germs in a bowl, Nairobi’s deadly sukuma wiki

Sukuma wiki. Nairobi’s sukuma wiki is heavily contaminated with faecal matter, reports a new study. PHOTOS.COM

What you need to know:

  • Deadly mix: Research shows that the sukuma wiki consumed in Nairobi, whether bought in open-air markets, supermarkets or specialty stores has high levels of bacterial contamination originating from the handling during cultivation, harvesting and transportation. City Council says it will start to properly police the food baskets of the capital, but until then, you are on your own

Almost all the three million mouths residing in Nairobi today, and thousands of local and foreign visitors to the fastest growing city in East Africa, eat sukuma wiki (kales) on a regular basis.

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