The Pharmacy and Poisons Board have closed down eighty four illegal pharmacies in Nyanza region.
This is after the pharmacies board carried out a crackdown on illegal pharmacies in Nyanza region that commenced on Tuesday.
The operation which was led by pharmacies board Deputy Director of Inspectorate and Enforcement, Dr. Dominic Kariuki covered the counties of Kisumu, Nyamira, Kisii, Homabay, Migori and Siaya and seized 137 cartons of assorted medicines.
“Of major concern however is the absentee superintendents where licensed pharmacy outlets are left in the hands of unqualified persons hence putting the lives of Kenyans in danger,” said Kariuki.
“All pharmacy outlets with expired drugs are directed to safely quarantine them and get in touch with the regional inspectors of Pharmacy and Poisons Board for safe disposal.”
So far, 80 people have been arrested and arraigned in court charged with various offenses.