The owner of a godown in Nairobi’s Kariobagi evaded arrest on Tuesday after detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) raided the facility and impounded tonnes of expired rice.
The detectives seized tonnes of expired foodstuff and arrested several suspects who were found working inside the godown.
The suspects were found repackaging the rice into new bags bearing expiry dates from June 2019 to 2021.
The consignment branded ‘Amar’ and ‘Day to Day’ was being packaged into new bags under the name ‘Red Rose’ and ‘Peacock Parboil Five Star’.
Among the arrested is the godown’s manager alongside several workers with the police seeking more suspects, including the owner of the godown known as Kimende Stores.
The raid was conducted by a multi-agency team, which included police and public health officials, following a tip off from members of the public.