A new killer has been agonizing society, robbing it of vibrant children and often leaving families devastated and desperate for help. The killer is Lead. Chemicals and waste play critical roles in today’s society and economies; hence their contribution to regional and global trade in the overall economic growth of countries cannot be under-estimated.
Squeezing past the pulley carts stacked high with goods, through the throng of people navigating the sweltering alleyways of Nairobi’s bustling informal industrial sector, Dr Faridah Were can’t hide her unease when she sees a man with half his arm plunged into a large bucket of paint.
Framed by towers of colourful paint buckets in front of his small wooden kiosk, Njuki Mwangi stops hand-mixing his new batch of paint and looks up, smiling.