Kenyans could be consuming contaminated meat from the country’s major supermarkets.
This is according to a study by the World Animal Protection which is challenging stakeholders to improve animal welfare and ensure responsible use of antibiotics to reverse the trend.
Samples from different supermarkets in Nairobi, Nakuru, Uasin Gishu, Kisumu, Laikipia and Nyeri, were used to determine the presence of drug resistant bacteria.
Out of the 187 pork samples, 98.4 percent had bacterial growth. In 206 chicken samples, 96.6 percent exhibited bacterial growth.
The report thus concluded that there is a direct correlation between how animals are treated and the quality of the end product.
World Animal Protection is now urging industry players to improve animal welfare practices and ensure antibiotics are not abused.
The organization now wants consumers to be keen by supporting higher welfare production.