Machakos Governor Dr. Alfred Mutua has on Thursday shut down all Naivas supermarket stores in his county.
The closure of Naivas supermarket follows a lab result from a sample of meat sold at Naivas Gateway Mall contained high addictive above the normally required quantity.
“I have been given a laboratory report showing that a sample of meat sold at the Naivas Supermarket at Gateway Mall in Mavoko, Machakos County, had 3.286 milligrams of an additive that should not be used in meat.” Said Governor Alfred Mutua.
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It is due to the lab results that the Governor directed the closure of all Naivas branches in the county on suspicion the supplier of meat is the same.
“I have subsequently directed that the meat/butchery SECTIONS of all Naivas stores in Machakos County to be closed immediately. This is on the suspicion that the supplier of meat at all Naivas Supermarkets in Machakos County is the same entity.” Said Mutua.
In addition to that, Governor Mutua has collaborated with the National Government to conduct a speedy investigation into all meat supermarkets in Machakos and advise on the same.
“I direct my officers in collaboration with National Govt. officers to move with speed to all supermarkets in Machakos County for investigations and advisory to the public.
The butchery sections will remain closed until given an okay to open by my Government’s public health Dept.” Said the Machakos Governor