Nakuru gubernatorial hopeful Nicholas Munywa Waiyaki is a man on a mission not only to unseat current governor Lee Kinyanjui but also liberate his people from the brown teeth menace if he is elected in the August polls.
According to the independent candidate, the issue of brown teeth is top of his agenda if he assumes office as the next county chief.
Munywa was armed with posters of smiling faces blemished by brown teeth stating that water that Nakuru residents consume has contents of fluoride during the Nakuru Gubernatorial Debate aired on local televisions.
“This photo it’s the true nature of what is affecting our local residents and the reason is that the water we consume has contents of fluoride which is harmful to us,” Waiyaki said while showing the audience the posters.
According to a study, it is not uncommon for you to spot a person with ‘brown’ teeth in Nakuru City County.
Waiyaki further said a lot of fluoride in water not only causes dental but also skeletal fluorous, a condition that makes bones generally weaker than normal.
“If this is the true identity of Nakuru residents then I must stand with my people and fight for them to get clean water free from fluoride so that our people are not mocked for their brown teeth because we must liberate our people,” Waiyaki said.
The issue of brown teeth is mostly attributed to consuming water with high fluoride levels which are common in the county.
Dental fluorous – a condition that causes changes in the appearance of tooth enamel – causes discoloration of the teeth, sometimes making them weak and start chipping.
Waiyaki further said that his other plan for healthcare is to set up a “level 4 fully-stocked” hospital in each of the 11 constituencies, as well as a dispensary in each of the 55 wards across the county.