An impromptu raid at a godown in Kariobangi South, Nairobi County has unearthed a scheme where expired rice was being repackaged to dupe unsuspecting Kenyans.
Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) found the expired rice at the godown that has been trading as Kimende Stores.
The sleuths from Parklands found several suspects repackaging the rice into new bags bearing expiry dates from June 2019 to 2021.
The consignment branded ‘Amar’ and ‘Day to Day’ was being packaged into new bags under the name ‘Red Rose’ and ‘Peacock Parboil Five Star’.
The raid follows a tip-off to the multi-agency team that included police and public health officials.