The Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB) has issued an alert to Kenyans against using DNA sample testing kits being sold in the market.
According to Dr Fred Siyoi, PPB Chief executive officer, the national drug regulator has not authorized any institutions, whether local or international, to market or sell the kits in the country.
“It has been brought to the attention of the Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB) that unauthorized home DNA test kits are being marketed on digital platforms for retail in the Kenyan market, Dr Siyoi said in a statement on Twitter, adding that, “Please note that the PPB has not authorized any retailer to sell such kits and hereby appeals to the public to be on the lookout for retailers marketing these Kits.”
PPB urged members of the public to visit the board’s website to verify accredited medical services that had been approved for consumption in the country.
“Consumers are encouraged to report to the PPB in case they come across any retailer selling related products via the board’s email address,” the board stated.