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One million more bags of toxic cereals netted in Mombasa

20, Aug 2018

As Kenyans still wait for a credible report on the contraband sugar imports, there has emerged another blow. This time, it is toxic cereals that were netted while they were being repackaged for the local market.detectives have impounded a staggering one million bags of toxic rice in Mombasa County. The investigators have also confiscated more than 400 containers of cooking oil which, they say, do not meet required standards. According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the rice, originally from Pakistan, had been condemned as unfit for human consumption but somehow found its way into Kenya. The consignment had past the expiry date by three years. In addition, the Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) refused to clear more than 400 containers of 20kg jerricans of cooking oil from Malaysia. The DCI said the cartel, working with customs officials, facilitated entry of the contraband rice. The Palm Oil Refiners Association of Malaysia (Poram) has already petitioned its government to intervene and have the oil shipped back to Malaysia. This came as reports indicated KAM and NIS had collected intelligence that could lead to major changes at Kebs, Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) and Kenya Ports Authority (KPA).