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” Scanning the eyes put Kenyans at health risk” – Health CS Susan Nakhumicha speaks on the suspension of Worldcoin operations In Kenya.

Health CS Minister Susan Nakhumicha has admitted that her concerns led to the suspension of Worldcoin operations in the country early last month.

Nakhumicha, who had appeared before the Interim Committee of Parliament that investigated the matter, said She expressed doubts in the Cabinet about the possible health risk and led to an investigation.

“I was the one who brought this issue to the Cabinet in our WhatsApp group of the Cabinet, I said there is a problem here, this needs to be investigated,” she said.

”I didn’t go any further than that… I was wondering why as a Cabinet we didn’t talk about it,” she added.

Internal Security Minister Kithure Kindiki suspended the registration of World Coin due to security risks.

“The relevant security, financial services and data protection agencies have started an investigation and investigation to determine the reality and legality of the activities mentioned, the security and protection of the collected data, and how the harvesters intend to use the data,” said Kindiki in a statement.

The minister at the same time warned about the dangers of the eyes due to exposure to strong light even as she called on those who may have any problems to report.

She was responding to a question by Kisumu East Member of Parliament Shakeel Shabbir who raised concerns that there are some Kenyans who have started experiencing challenges related to sight.

Nakhumicha said the device that was being used to collect data from Kenyans by checking the eyeballs did not come to Kenya as a medical or health device.

“We don’t know the strength of the light because it did not go through the board of pharmacies and poisons but if we have the opportunity we can request that it be presented to us so that we can look at it again and give advice,” she said.

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