Police officers on Monday impounded 185 contraband sugar bales at Kisii discount shop.
Speaking in Kisii during the operation, Kisii OCPD Francis Nguli said that they are on with the operation after receiving information from the public on contraband sugar suspected to be contaminated .
Mr Nguli said that they will investigate the matter and make sure that all suspects have recorded statement.
“We have launched serious investigation and all the suspects will record their statements,” said Nguli.
He stated that they will take the suspected contaminated sugar to government chemistry for testing, urging members of the public to be vigilant and report any cases of such matter to the relevant authorities.
Mr Nguli added that they are going to do analysis with the Kenya Bureau of Standard and government agencies to determine whether the sugar is fit for human consumption.
The OCPD was not in a position to identify the name of the contraband sugar company. However Patel Bhaghat a trader of the shop said they received the sugar from Sukari industries and Transmara claiming he is not aware whether the sugar is unfit.
“We were supplied sugar from Sukari Industries and Transmara. Let the government give it’s report,” Said Patel.