NACADA to issue a comprehensive report on suspected use of fentanyl

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NACADA CEO John Muteti addressing the media in Mombasa./Bramwel Cheng'wali

>>BY BRAMWEL CHENG’WALI>>

The National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA) has formed a multi-sectoral team to investigate on the suspected use of fentanyl in the coast region.

The Authority’s Chief Executive Officer John Muteti said a team comprising representatives from the Pharmacy and Poisons Board, Government Chemists and other stakeholders will be collecting samples of the substance suspected to be fentanyl.

“We have seen some videos circulating around showing people that are not in a good state, we are here to find out exactly what these videos are about,” said Muteti.

The group is expected to give a comprehensive report on their findings in two weeks.

“We have a multi sectoral team that has been on the ground and they have been collecting samples that we intend to take for analysis, we have the government chemist that will help us analyze these samples that we are getting. Then based on the findings we will be able to say what the substance is being shown around,” said Muteti.

He also said that investigations to determine whether the videos being circulated are really from the coast region are underway.

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