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The government has assured Kenyans that Lake Victoria's fish is safe from pollutants following concerns over rising contamination of the world’s second largest fresh water lake.

Fisheries Principal Principal Secretary Micheni Ntiba said on Saturday that a series of tests commissioned by the government have shown the fish has no toxic substances and is fit for human consumption.

“We have conducted a series of tests in accredited laboratories, both locally and internationally. I assure Kenyans that there is no cause for alarm,“ he said while dismissing reports of the lake's excessive destruction.

Prof Ntiba, who spoke after inspecting compliance by factories and facilities operating around the lake basin, said the government is keen to ensure the safety of both aquatic life and humans consuming the water.

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