The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) has suspended the sale and distribution of Rumate animal feed supplement. The standards body says this is following safety concerns raised about the product in order to pave way for investigations.
Dealers with stock of the product are required to notify KEBS and the Director of Veterinary Services with immediate effect. Farmers who may have purchased the product are also advised not to give the feed supplement to their livestock until the investigations are concluded.
The move follows the recent incident where Emurua Dikir MP Johana Ng’eno lost 22 pedigree cows worth Kshs. 2.5 million after consuming the feed supplement. The legislator has vowed to sue the company and supplier after initial laboratory tests showed that the animals died from urea poisoning.