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Warning to Kenyans as They May be Staring at a Health Risk for Consuming Illegal Sugar

The government has been very strict in fighting illegal commodities in the country. In the latest report, government has nabbed 800 bags of contraband sugar that was being imported into the country illegally. According to the reports, the sugar was worth around Sh4 million.

This sugar was seized and destroyed. The destruction was supervised by the Regional Commissioner John Elungata in coast.

According to the reports, the sugar had already been sold to the small-scale traders ready to be sold to the final consumers in Mombasa County. It is suspected that several kilograms had already been sold to the consumers.

Elungata said that they have heightened the war to fight illegal and contraband commodities. He added that the contraband sugar was set to be sold at a very low price in order to attract buyers quickly.

More details explains that the imported sugar is a huge disadvantage to the local industries that produces sugar.

The Regional Commissioner John Elungata added that another consignment of illegally imported sugar had been seized about a month ago. In this case, the sugar was seized from supermarkets and wholesalers which was also destroyed. In the same case, consumers had also bought this sugar.

Regional Commissioner added that a new team of agencies will be working to fight contraband commodities in the country. KRA, Kenya Ports Authority, KEBS in collaboration with the National Police Service will be working together to fight illegal and contraband goods in the country.

More details explains that the contraband commodities are not safe for consumption and are a risk to people's health. Other imported commodities that are sometimes contraband include some cheap imported cooking oil.

More details says that there may be more contraband sugar hidden by unscrupulous traders and may be parked and sold to the consumers.

Kenyans should therefore buy local brands of sugar to avoid consuming unverified and contraband sugar.

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