Are you even using a certified brand of hand sanitizer?
With the threat of COVID-19 hanging over our heads and the demand for alcohol-based hand sanitizers going through the roof; shrewd businessmen have quickly bounced into action producing sub-standard hand sanitizers for public consumption.
Officials from the Kenya Bureau of Standards, on March 19th, seized 7 brands of uncertified hand sanitizer being sold to unsuspecting members of the public in Nairobi and Nakuru.
Among the said brands include Angelicas Luxury (A &J LONDON in South C), LULU (Map Cleaning Services Ltd), Vicente (Vicente caps industries on Thika Road), San Gel, Dulax (Dulax Enterprises in Kariobangi), OPTZAR Advanced (Opttum Enterprises Ltd) and 0-Germs (Nakuru).
This came only a day after KEBS (Kenya Bureau of Standards) published a list of locally manufactured hand sanitizers that have been authorized for use in Kenya.
You might want to confirm that the local brand of hand sanitizer you are using is on this list.
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