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KENYA SUGAR DADDIES: "Footsteps of controversial contraband sugar"

01, Aug 2018

Detectives have seized another 12,400 bags of imported sugar in a warehouse in Athi River, Machakos County. The consignment of 50kg bags was yesterday found inside a warehouse of a flower firm on the Nairobi-Mombasa highway, about five kilometres from Athi River town. A multi-agency probe has been launched. Machakos County commissioner Matilda Sakwa, county director of criminal investigations Jonah Kirui and county police commander Samuel Mukindia inspected the warehouse. Officers from the Kenya Revenue Authority, Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) and those from the Anti-Counterfeit Agency also joined in. The sugar was imported from Brazil in September last year. Ms Sakwa directed the police to seal off the warehouse. The development comes even as four Cabinet Secretaries - Mwangi Kiunjuri (Agriculture), Adan Mohammed (Industrialisation), Henry Rotich (Treasury) and Fred Matiang'i (Interior) appeared before a joint parliamentary committee over sugar importation.

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