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  • Updated: January 12, 2023

Kenyans Cautioned Against Using Cheap Home DNA Test Kits

Kenyans Cautioned Against Using Cheap Home DNA Test Kits

Home DNA Test kit

The Pharmacy and Poisons Board has warned Kenyans against using unauthorised and cheap Home DNA Test Kits which are marketed on digital platforms for retail.

The board stated on Thursday that no store has been allowed to sell the kits.

"Please note that the PPB has not authorised any retailer to sell such Kits and hereby appeal to the public to be on the lookout for retailers marketing these Kits," the statement reads.

This is after a home DNA test collection kit was declared available at various pharmacies at a retail cost of Sh800 (N2,918.90). 

Paternity tests are one of the most contentious issues in many marriages, and many hailed the kit as a game changer in assisting men in determining whether the children they have been raising are theirs or not.

According to PPB, medical equipment may be bought on the Pharmacy Board Kenya website.

The board urged Kenyans to contact the PPB if they came across any retailers selling similar products.

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