Meet the man who eats cockroaches; hopes to open eatery serving new found delicacy

Meet the man who eats cockroaches; hopes to open eatery serving new found delicacy

A Nairobi man who feeds on fried cockroaches is contemplating opening a hotel that will be serving the delicacy to interested Kenyans.

Geofrey Lugaye who resides in Kibera said he has been eating the insects for the last four years and has noted they have medicinal value.

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Nairobi man who eats cockroaches hoping to open hotel serving new found delicacy

Geoffrey Lugaye is hoping to open a hotel serving the new found delicacy. Photo:Bebeto Oguttu
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In an exclusive interview with YEN.com.gh reporter Kelvin Philips Momanyi, the man who works as an artist said he once had a hotel but was broken into and brought down by thugs.

" I would like to open a hotel so that I serve people this delicacy because it also has medicinal value and its milk is good," he said

Lukaye claimed the "milk" in cockroaches is laced with medicine that had healed his ulcers.

He envisioned serving his customers fried cockroaches, soup and milk from the insects.

Nairobi man who eats cockroaches hoping to open hotel serving new found delicacy

Geoffrey Lugaye eats cockroaches and is hoping to open a hotel serving the new found delicacy. Photo: Bebeto Oguttu
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He gets the insects from his house and often uses a masking tape to trap and harvest and later fry them using a frying pan.

Lukaye serves his dish alongside kachumbari (guacamole) and munches it like one would enjoy his favourite fried delicacy.

The only obstacle standing between him and the anticipated hotel is capital which he said has trailed most of his ambitions.

Cockroaches are said be very clean and tasty insects, especially if they are fed on fresh fruits and vegetables.

They can be eaten toasted, fried, sauteed or boiled.

Cockroaches are listed among 1,900 other edible insect species as published in a 2018 research conducted by UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

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