Businessmen arrested with illegal sugar in Eastleigh freed on cash bail


Businessmen arrested with illegal sugar in Eastleigh freed on cash bail
Dahir Ahmed Hassan, Mohammed Dahir and Ahmed Sheikh Mohamed who were arrested with substandard sugar in Eastleigh, Nairobi. PHOTO| COURTESY

In Summary

  • The three – Dahir Ahmed Hassan, Mohammed Dahir and Ahmed Sheikh Mohamed – are believed to be directors of Diamond Wholesalers stores sugar company in Eastleigh.
  • The three are also accused of applying Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) standardization mark on Kabras sugar brand without permit.
  • They were released on a Ksh.300,000 cash bail or an alternative bond of Ksh.2 million each.

Three businessmen, who were arrested a week ago  in Eastleigh, Nairobi with substandard sugar labeled unfit for human consumption have been charged with six counts.

The three – Dahir Ahmed Hassan, Mohammed Dahir and Ahmed Sheikh Mohamed – who are believed to be directors of Diamond Wholesalers stores sugar company in Eastleigh have been charged with offering for sale a total of 1,126 bags of substandard white and brown sugar.

The three are also accused of applying Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) standardization mark on Kabras sugar brand without permit.

It is alleged that the unfit for consumption sugar was being packaged and offered for sale under poor hygienic conditions.

The trio also faced a charge of offering for sale substandard cooking oil. They were found with a stock of 648 containers of Safari premium cooking oil.

The accused persons denied the accusations before Nairobi Senior Principal Magistrate Martha Mutuku. They were released on a Ksh.300,000 cash bail or an alternative bond of Ksh.2 million each.

The case will be mentioned in two weeks time.

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