KENYAN WOMEN CALL FOR A NATIONAL BOYCOTT ON ALWAYS PRODUCTS
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KENYAN WOMEN CALL FOR A NATIONAL BOYCOTT ON ALWAYS PRODUCTS

Mar 13, 2019 | Jimmie Kariuki

Kenyan women have come out to call for the boycott of Proctor &Gamble, P&G’s Always products over what they termed as ‘issuance of sub-standard products.’

The Online boycott has taken many men into aback since many people, especially men thought that the brand was the best in the market-thanks to their well-orchestrated ads and marketing campaigns.

Using the Hashtag #MyAlwaysExperience, hundreds of Kenyan women took to Social media to speak against Always Pads which they claim are being lined with Plastic hence causing unnecessary boils, itches, rashes and even UTI Infections to some women.

The women rallied together to speak about it even as other women from Uganda, Nigeria and South Africa joined in to raise the issue.

The Issue was first brought up last week during the International Women’s Day where a few Kenyan women voiced their concern with the company. However, their issues were met with no response leading to the women taking to social media to air their grievances.

So far, over 7,000 women from across Africa have come out to speak about their Always Experience adding that even if there are a number of companies that manufacture pads to choose from, most products such as Tampons are expensive and hence a great number of Kenyans cannot afford to buy them.

Also, the issues have been brought up because Always has currently entered a deal with the Ministry of Education so as to supply pads to school-going children and this could put them at a great Health risk.

So far, P&G has not come out to respond to the claims and the Company’s Nairobi Offices had not responded  to our text messages by the time we published the story.

Proctor & Gamble is an American consumer goods Company that specializes with household and day to day consumer products such as Ariel detergents, Always Pads, Gillette and Duracell Battery cells.

The question remains, could it be that Africa is being sent sub-standard goods since European and other Western countries have note voiced similar issues?

Also, another issue that needs to be addressed is how for the longest time possible, Talks pertaining Women Periods have been considered a taboo especially in Africa.

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