Alvaro recently found it’s name in parliament with nominated MP Rachel Shebesh putting the Minister for Industrialization to task to confirm or deny that the drink contains no alcohol. To back her claims, she said that tests carried out on Alvaro in school laboratories proved that it contains traces of alcohol. Yatta MP Charles Kilonzo added that if exposed to sunshine for one hour, it turns alcoholic. Or rather it produces traces of ethanol.
Be that as it may, it is rather naïve for Ms. Shebesh to link Alvaro consumption to the recent spate of school unrest. Was she implying that the students were so high on fermented Alvaro when they were burning their dormitories? With drugs having found their way into schools and little bottles of hard liquor selling for a song, what time do the students have to expose Alvaro to the sun to get a miniscule percentage of alcohol?
Anyway, Government Chemist and Kenya Bureau Of Standards refuted those claims and confirmed that Alvaro is not alcoholic. So KBS says one thing and school laboratories say another. Who would we rather listen to? From a consumer’s point of view I don’t think Alvaro has the slightest iota of alcohol. However hard the DIY bug bites, very few people will take the trouble to ferment their own beer.
With EABL celebrating the manufacture of seven million bottles since Alvaro’s launch four short months ago, methinks the alcohol rumor is the work of corporate lynch mobs who are feeling the heat.
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Friday, August 8, 2008