It has now emerged that Embu County pitched a tent to sell sex-enhancing drugs at the just concluded 7th Annual Devolution Conference in Makueni County.
Embu took advantage of the phrase ‘sex sells’ and opted to market the aphrodisiac ‘Mukombero’ popularly used in western Kenya as a libido booster.
While other counties pitched tents at Makueni Boys High school to showcase innovative technologies that promoted technological advancement, Embu decided to be unique.
But interestingly, reports indicate that hundreds of delegates thronged the exhibition stand to purchase the pills.
The wonder sex pill is the brainchild of Dr Pattedy Nyaga; a pharmacist based in Embu. Dr. Nyaga said there was an overwhelming demand for the sex-enhancing pill, adding that the Ksh1,900 packs containing 50 capsules had sold out, prompting restocking all the way from Embu.
He said that his innovation of making Mukombero tablets was an effort to conserve the plant that was nearly facing extinction. Dr. Nyaga pointed out that Mukombero has been overharvested and chewed raw for its properties of increasing sexual vigour and vitality in men.
"I innovated this drug because I feared it may become extinct," Nyaga told K24 Digital.
At the Embu County stand, there was also another sex drive improving drug named ‘Viga’. Dr. Nyaga confirmed that Viga has properties of increasing sexual virility and guaranteed his clients of an elevated sexual appetite after taking the capsules.
Viga is said to be the product of an Indian herb known as Ashwagandha, which is popularly used in Ayurveda; a pseudoscientific alternative medicine system with historical roots in the Indian subcontinent that has been practised for over 5,000 years.
It is not clear whether Embu County is now taking the course of promoting sexual tourism or why the County government has taken the path of officially promoting drugs that increase the sexual desires of its populace. Questions as to whether Embu men experience low libido also remain unanswered.
Embu county Director of Communication Robert Ndwiga defended the move saying the county is out to offer enabling environment for businessmen.
He asserted that as a result of the two sex-enhancing products, the county’s tent attracted many Kenyans at the devolution event.
"The government do not do business and our biggest task is to facilitate businessmen so that they can prosper in terms of giving them relevant infrastructure, trade promotion, technical advice and even to an extent of looking money for them so that they can do business, Robert told K24 Digital.
He added; “Embu tent in Makueni was overflowing with curious Kenyans who were buying products that we had.”