Court stops tender for supply of albinos’ sunscreen lotion
THE Albinism Society of Kenya has sued government over its members’ rights. The society through its lawyer Lempa Suyianka said it is not right for the government to award a tender to supply sunscreen without even determining the number of albinos in the country. Sunscreen lotion protects them from sun rays which affect them.
ASK claims the National Council of Persons with Disabilities awarded the tender without considering the best prices for the product. The tender was awarded to Suken international.
The society says if the tender has overpriced the lotion. Suyianka told High Court judge Weldon Korir that there is an ongoing census to determine the exact number of albinos and the outcome of should be the basis of any procurement for supplies of sunscreen lotions. Korir made a temporary order suspending the tender. The case will be heard on July 8