A consignment of expired goods that were confiscated late last year from one of the traders in Eldoret town has today been destroyed by Public Health officials. This is in line with a court order dated 21st February 2019.
The court ordered that the public health department destroys the expired goods in presence of the accused/representative and Directorate of Criminal Investigation.
The assorted goods included 14.761 tonnes of different brands of rice whose expiry date ranged from 2011 to 2014 and 1102 pieces of Amber milking jelly each weghing 85 grams whose expiry date was April 2011.
Speaking after destroying the goods, County Public Health officer Mr. Alexander Barchok asked members of the public to be cautious of the goods being sold to them.
He said that his officers will intensify impromptu check up with the sole aim of protecting consumers from unscrupulous traders who may want to take advantage of unsuspecting Kenyans.
Korir warned traders against this vice saying that tough action will be taken against those found engaging in it.
Among those who witnessed the disposal of the goods were the County Director, Neema Sally Kibos and lawyers of the accused.