Written by on May 22, 2023

Distribution in Warehouse. PHOTO: COURTESY

By Whitney Akunga

Mombasa business Chrispus Waithaka who is believed to be a mastermind behind the disappearance of contaminated sugar arrested by DCI officers as soon as he disembarked from the plane.

This appears to have been a well-planned move for Waithaka had a copy of a short-term bail order of Ksh.100,000 granted by the high court in Mombasa.

He was booked at the Kamukunji police station and will be arraigned in court on Monday.

In his statement to the police, Waithaka indicated that he brought in 1,640 bags of the sugar in three trailers to his distribution depot in Kawangware, but police believe that the quantity of sugar that passed through his premises and consequently into the Kawangware catchment area is much higher than he stated.

20,000, 50kgs bags of sugar were found unfit for human consumption in 2018 and had been marked for conversion into industrial ethanol, in a process supervised by Kenya Bureau of Statistics, (KEBS) and the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA).

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