During supper time, Ugali is one of the unchallenged dish on most of Kenyan tables.
Researchers have however discovered that Ugali could be blamed for bedroom matters after samples of infertility causing element aflatoxins was found to contain in the maize flour.
“Obesity, stress, pollutants in the environment, heavy metals in the food we eat and even ugali can cause infertility. Ugali has what we call aflatoxins that can reduce sperm count,” IVF specialist Dr Shaunak Khandwala told local TV channel.
For most couples, infertility is confirmed when the couple has had frequent multiple sex which must also be unprotected for not less than one year.
Pregnancy issues could all come from either of the partners being engaged in sex practices.
In 2016, another research pointed out that taking milk, sorghum and maize in Kenya could make men infertile also.
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) sampled 403 maize collected from households which was laced with high levels of aflatoxins.
In another related research, medics fed 12 pigs with feeds containing high levels of aflatoxins. The team recorded abnormal swelling of blood vessels in the testicles.
The final report which showed aflatoxins affected reduction of sperm count, noted that there was sperm degeneration and premature death of sperm cells