Government impounds rotten fish from China destined for the Kenyan market

Police arrested several people who are assisting with investigations

File image of  fish

The lorry was spotted by Uasin Gishu governor Jackson Mandago who alerted the police after noticing it dangerously packed by the road side with suspicious activity going on.

Mandago revealed that when he went to confront the driver of the lorry, he noticed that a consignment of fish was being moved from the lorry to a nearby garage.

“I saw the lorry parked on a pedestrian line and thought it was obstructing members of the public using the road. When I went to ask them why they had parked there I realized they were engaged in a different business,” Mandago said.

“Some of the fish is rotten and already it's being offloaded may be to be sold to people here exposing them to high risks,” he added.

The governor alerted police, KRA and KEBS who responded promptly and discovered that some of the fish was already rotten.

Those found at the scene not only lacked any documentation on how the consignment had made its way into the country, but could also not prove if they had complied with all legal and regulatory requirements.

“Am surprised that people of Eldoret eat fish imported from China. I don’t think garage business had anything to do with food handling. This is clearly unhygienic”.

This comes barely a few months after police impounded poisonous sugar illegally imported into the country putty the health and safety of millions at risk.

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