IJSRP, Volume 11, Issue 3, March 2021 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Munyao, Daniel Kiangi
Aflatoxin is a worldwide problem with a tendency to be more common in countries with tropical climate that have extreme ranges of rainfall, temperature and humidity, including tropical West African countries, South Western USA and India. Outbreaks of acute aflatoxins in Kenya occurred in 2004 and 2006, which caused deaths of about 200 people. In 2014, 14,500 tonnes of maize were found to be unfit for consumption in Kenya as they were infected with aflatoxin. The Kenyan Government has made efforts to reduce aflatoxin contamination on maize by creating awareness among farmers through extension officers.