A Chinse national who was among the four people arrested on Tuesday in Kilimani with assorted meat products has denied preparing and selling food in unsanitary conditions.
Shang Li Yan on Thursday appeared before Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Kennedy Cheruiyot alongside her co-accused.
She was also charged with selling food without certification from the public health office.
Prosecutor Kennedy Panyako opposed bond/ bail terms and pleaded with the court to retain the custodial orders that allowed the DCI to detain Yan until Monday pending investigations.
The State counsel also urged the court to allow Nairobi public health officials to visit the scene and destroy the meat, noting, “an awful smell from Yan’s house has denied neighbours comfort and some are moving houses.”
Panyako said the meat that has been secured as evidence is perishable, and the court should visit and record the same as the evidence before destruction.
65kg of uncleaned red meat, 65kg of uncleaned fish, raw chicken, pork and crab fish were among the items retained and listed for destruction.
There was also 95 kilograms of assorted white and red meat which prosecution claimed was being sold under unsanitary conditions and without certification from public health officials.
The prosecution police also recovered five cartons of canned fish each containing 24 pieces of 250 grams which were being sold past expiry date.
After visiting the scene on Thursday afternoon to witness and record the evidence, the Court allowed police and health officials to destroy the items.