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Familiarisation tour of the Government Chemist department by the cabinet secretary Ministry of Health Dr. Cleopa Mailu in 2015

June 12, 2015

The Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Health, Dr. Cleopa Mailu, and the Principal Secretary, Dr.  Nicholas Muraguri  are shown a cannabis (bhang) plant by Mr. Patrick Nyaoke a Senior Principal Analyst in-charge of Narcotic section.  Looking on is the former Ag Government Chemist, Mr Leonard Kariuki and the current Government chemist Mr. Ali Gakweli

The Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Health, Dr. Cleophus Mailu, accompanied by the Principal Secretary Dr. Nicholas Muraguri and the Director Medical Services, Dr. Jackson Kioko views a sample of cannabis Plant packed in what is referred as a broom and a stone at the Government chemist department in Nairobi. Looking on is the former Ag Government Chemist, Mr Leonard Kariuki and the current Government chemist Mr. Ali Gakweli and other officials from the Ministry.

The Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Health, Dr. Cleopa Mailu, visited the Government chemist department in Nairobi accompanied by the Principal Secretary Dr. Nicholas Muraguri and the Director Medical Services, Dr. Jackson Kioko and other senior officials from the Ministry.  They visited all the six laboratories at the Headquarters Nairobi namely; Forensic biology, forensic Toxicology, criminalistics, foods, drugs and chemical substances, water and waste water section and the Instrumentation section. They were shown various drugs of abuse such as heroin, cocaine and Cannabis plant that have been submitted by police officers for analysis.