We must be living on borrowed time as Kenyans. From sugar laced with mercury and copper, plastic rice, maize unfit for human consumption, cat meat, and contaminated mutura, counterfeit goods have been our way of life for a minute now.
For Nairobi residents, that list just got longer as it emerges that they might be consuming “expired” chapatis, mandazis and everything that can be made out of wheat flour.
This is after DCI detectives arrested two people on Tuesday for repackaging expired wheatflour in Nairobi’s Dandora area.
The suspects, identified as Joyce Nyambura and Samuel Kamau, were found with several bales of expired Exe, Dola, and Golden wheat flours at a house within Dandora’s Siranga area.
The goods reportedly expired in July this year.
There are fears some of the flour was already dispatched for sale to members of the public, raising questions on how the suspects obtained the packaging material.
The arrest comes after Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) and public health officials in September seized expired cooking oil, rice, sugar and flour worth Sh20 million in Eldoret.
Barely a month later, more than 50 tonnes of expired beans where nabbed in a National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) silo.