Bayer East Africa is a chemical manufacturing company in layman’s terms.
Last Saturday we ran a story on how employees are going to be laid off after Bayer AG acquired Monsanto Kenya. The reason the company says is redundancy.
The story of Monsanto and trying to kill humans or increase the medical industry’s money through more cancer patients is known.
There are over 5000 lawsuits against Monsanto in the US costing trillions of shillings.
The company is accused of making a cancer causing weed-killer known as RoundUp.
A Court in the US already awarded a man over Ksh.20 billion shillings in a case where the said man who was a gardener using RoundUp weed killer claimed that the pesticide gave him cancer.
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Kenyan staff are one of the most mistreated in the continent and as such, allegations that Bayer East Africa has a knack for laying off staff who have been badly exposed to chemical so as to avoid paying their medical insurance costs is sad.
Someone intimated that the company selects ‘nearly dying people, so that they can be laid-off to die when they are no longer employees of the company.
Monsanto Human poisoning ways
In August 2018, a US court found Monsanto guilty after it was sued by a man who alleged the company’s glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, caused his cancer.
The court ordered the company to pay $289 million (approx. Kes. 30 billion) in damages.
The case of school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson was the first lawsuit to go to trial alleging glyphosate causes cancer. Monsanto, a unit of Bayer AG following a $62.5 billion acquisition by the German conglomerate, faces more than 5,000 similar lawsuits across the United States.
Local Kenyan media have incessantly reported that the same cancer-causing weed-killer is retailing in Kenya without any effort from the government to ban it. The Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) appears to disobey court orders against the use of the chemicals.
In Kenya, agronomists and coffee marketing agents have raised the red flag over the use of harmful weed killers that are used on coffee, tea and sugarcane farms.
Bayer/Monsanto denies that the weed-killer causes cancer, but the truth is out there.
Countries such as France have announced that they will ban the pesticide. Other countries have announced intentions to outrightly ban or impose restrictions on the use of glyphosate-based herbicides, including Roundup.
The Consumers Federation of Kenya (Cofek) said a mix of laxity and corruption within government agencies will continue exposing Kenyans to cancer and other risks.
“Most of these products that are said to be cancerous or have other negative impacts on consumers do actually meet the stands set by Kebs,” said Secretary General Stephen Mutoro.
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