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Urgent Call for Action: Arsenic Crisis Threatens Lake Nakuru's Ecosystem and Public Health


Recent findings by Cabinet Secretary Salim Mvurya reveal alarming arsenic levels in fish from Lake Nakuru, posing severe health risks to humans. The confirmation that the fish is unfit for consumption underscores the urgent need for comprehensive measures to safeguard this vital ecosystem. I implore the ministry of environment and natural resources to prioritize a multi-agency investigation involving fisheries, blue economy, and environmental departments. Additionally, launch a robust public awareness campaign, implement an immediate fishing ban, and develop long-term environmental protection through stringent regulations and sustainable practices. The preservation of Lake Nakuru is crucial for community well-being and the broader ecological balance. I urge the Kenyan government to take swift and decisive action to address this environmental crisis and ensure the lake's long-term health.

https://www.citizen.digital/news/fish-from-lake-nakuru-unfit-for-human-consumption-cs-mvurya-n335424







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  • johnte ndeto

    11 w

    Protecting lake Nakuru will not only secure the aquatic life but also a proper ecosystem

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    • George Kariuki

      12 w

      Collaborative efforts hold the key to restoring the lake's ecological balance and safeguarding the health and well-being of all who rely on it.

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      • Grace Njeri

        12 w

        Urgent action in dire need.

        4
        • Saustine Lusanzu

          12 w

          Immediate steps should be taken

          4
          • Esther Wanjiku

            12 w

            This is a looming catastrophe and we hope everyone heeds the call to cease consumption of marine produce from Lake Nakuru

            5
            • Joseph Githinji

              12 w

              @esther_wanjiku_785 The message should be circulated to all to save lives, this is disaster.

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            • Joseph Githinji

              12 w

              This is alarming, the fisheries department must work around the clock to ensure the necessary measures are taken to protect the aquatic life and the public health in Nakuru.

              4
              • Esther Wanjiku

                12 w

                @joseph_githinji This is a time bomb that needs to be addressed as soon as now.

                3
                • Jane Wangui

                  12 w

                  @joseph_githinji peoples health is paramount.And consumption of fish that could put their life at risk is not okay.

                  3
                • Princess

                  12 w

                  The arsenic crisis threatening Lake Nakuru's ecosystem and public health demands immediate attention.

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                  • CHRIS NGATIA

                    12 w

                    The aquatic life needs protection ... Anything that jeopardises the survival of aquatic needs to be stopped

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                    • winnie nguru

                      12 w

                      Something ought to be done

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                      • Esther Wanjiku

                        12 w

                        @winnie_nguru And urgently because Kenyans only heed warnings when it is too late

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                        • Saustine Lusanzu

                          12 w

                          @winnie_nguru exactly, we don't have time

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