Two people were arrested in Mombasa yesterday after they were found repackaging bags of rice and allegedly changing the expiry date.
The two men are said to be of Somali origin and are allegedly the owners of a Godown in Shimanzi area of Mombasa.
The Weight and Measures state department together with the police raided the Godown area where they found the illegal activities going on.
Weight and Measures National Director, Michael Onyancha confirmed that the two will be charged with trying to misinform consumers
“What is happening here is illegal. We found these people repackaging the rice. The original bags said the rice was to expire in September 2017. They have now changed it to read September 2018,” said Michael Onyancha.
“We are going to invite other state departments in charge of quality and anti-counterfeit to come and investigate this consignment further.” he added.
The two will be charged with trying to misinform consumers.
Urban OCPD Eliud Monari said that they will raid more Godown areas in Mombasa to ensure that citizens are protected from counterfeit products.
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