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How Kenyans can now check to see if their alcoholic drink is spiked

Revelers will now be able to check whether their drinks have been spiked in order to help curb drink spiking cases.

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Victims have confessed to their horrific experiences after being drugged and it seems that the number of cases keep rising by the day.

All that is about to change however as a medical lab in Nairobi are commencing the distribution of Check Your Drink (CYD) strips in Kenya in a bid to help curb the number of drink spiking cases.

How the Check Your Drink strips are going to work

The package contains two strips each for the detection of the two most common drugs used for spiking which are GHB and Ketamine.

The Check Your Drink strips will act similarly to how a litmus paper works. When inserted in the drink, the strips will immediately change colour when they come into contact with either GHB or Ketamine.

The company ordered for their first batch of strips on December 24.

How innocent people are drugged

The drug can either be dropped into someone’s drink. It could be inhaled or even sucked from a woman’s breast.

Unconsciousness, memory loss, dizziness, feeling very drunk even after just taking a little alcohol and passing out are some of the symptoms that victims experience when they have been drugged.

Where the CYD strips will be found

Head of Marketing from DNA Testing Services Kinyanjui Murigi told Standard Digital that their main targets for distribution are local brewers and bars where most of the cases have been reported to be taking place.

The Check Your Drink strips was first launched by two childhood friends from the UK in 2014.

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