Police officers impound 185 bales of contraband Sugar in Kisii

Kisii OCPD Francis Nguli addressing Journalists outside Kisii Discount Shop after arresting suspected poisonous sugar on 18th June 2018. PHOTO/LIZ ANGY/DAILY CLOCK.

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.

Owner of the Shop

“We were supplied sugar from Sukari Industries and Transmara. Let the government  give it’s report,”  Said Patel.