In Summary
  • The multi-agency operation recovered the assorted goods from a hall which was being used for repackaging and storage.
  • Mr Ipara said that the goods that were seized can endanger the lives of farmers or decrease their farm yields.
  • He said that the operation was intelligence-led and that they are still following other leads to other parts of the country.

Police officers in Eldoret town are holding three suspects after they were found in possession of illegal expired goods which included agro chemicals, animal feeds and human drugs.

The multi-agency operation by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, police officers and Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) officers recovered the assorted goods from a hall which was being used for repackaging and storage.

Confirming the incident, Uasin Gishu County Police Commander Johnstone Ipara said they also confiscated machines used for repackaging assorted farm implements, plastic containers with lab chemicals and empty sachets.

EXPIRED

“On Tuesday evening, we carried out an operation within Kasarani area in Langas slums at the home of one Dominic Mwangi where we established that he was involved in repackaging agro chemicals, human medicine, farm inputs and animal feeds. Upon checking one of the containers, we saw that it was manufactured in 2013 and was due to expire in 2015,” said Mr Ipara.

He went on, “That caused panic, and we immediately assembled the multi agencies that are concerned. And among them are specialised organisations who will conduct thorough analysis and come give more details. Expired goods have a lot of dangers because they can cause diseases that cannot heal.”

Mr Ipara said that the goods that were seized can endanger the lives of farmers or decrease their farm yields. He maintained that the government agencies will not tolerate such unscrupulous people.

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