Director of Criminal Investigations: Kenyans are eating poison, says Kinoti

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 00:00 |
Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti.

Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti has raised alarm over the prevalence of expired foodstuff and drugs being repackaged and sold to local consumers, warning it was causing diseases.

He vowed stern action will be taken against the perpetrators, as he accused the Judiciary of laxity in the fight against contraband and expired goods which are saturating the market.

A visibly irate Kinoti, waded into the ongoing cancer debate linking the pervasiveness of the killer disease to harmful commodities being peddled by a network of cartels operating in East Africa.

“We have been having a lot of challenges in terms of ailments like cancer here in Kenya. We have to ask ourselves, why are they increasing so rapidly?” he asked.

“You will find that what has expired in one country, finds itself in another country and it is repackage as a new product. They are crossing into our border from Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, and then they find their way to be consumed by our people.”

It is against that background the Directorate of Criminal Investigations boss drew parallels between the rising cases of health complications and the food we consume.

Kinoti spoke at the launch of the Network of Heads of Public Prosecutions and Criminal Investigations in the East African Regional organised by Wayamo Foundation in Nairobi yesterday.

He accused the courts of ordering the release of goods and foodstuff which had expired for more than four years, which are then repackaged and sold to unsuspecting Kenyans.

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