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(Photos) Police Officers Seizes Sacks of ‘Bad’ Sugar That Was Supposed to Be Repacked and Sold to Kenyans

Police in Trans Nzoia County early netted 170 bags of contraband sugar from a neighbouring country and apprehended four suspects.

Trans Nzoia County Police Commander (CPC) Jacinta Wesonga told Kenya News Agency (KNA) the four were arrested at Kimarani village in Kwanza Sub County in a well-coordinated raid led by her team.

“We swiftly acted on intelligence reports from the Kanyarkwat area in West Pokot County along the border between Kenya and Uganda before netting the sugar in 50 kilograms capacity bags,” said Wesonga.

She said the lorry was spotted in the area while being loaded with Ugandan branded sugar packets. “Our intelligence officers trailed the lorry as it moved to the homestead of a Mr. Wambugu in Kimarani village in Maridadi location within Kwanza Sub County,” said Wesonga.

The suspects were in process of repackaging the Ugandan sugar branded Kinyara, Lugazi, Mayuge companies to Kabras, Busia and Butali companies respectively,” said Wesonga, adding the homestead owner, Wambugu, managed to flee.

Those arrested were identified as Francis Gichuhi Kamau, 26, David Sifuna Kubasi, 30, Soprosa Waruguru Wambugu (Wambugu’s wife),70, and Zipporah Waruguru Muroti (Wambugu’s daughter) aged 18 years.

Besides the 170 bags of sugar, a lorry registration number KCK 980W, several gunny bags belonging to Kabras, Busia and Butali sugar millers and one electric sewing machine were recovered from the homestead and taken to Kwanza Police Station.

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