Tycoon arrested for allegedly repackaging expired diapers


Tycoon arrested for allegedly repackaging expired diapers
Police inspect expired baby diapers found in a warehouse after a raid in Mlolongo, Machakos. PHOTO/Courtesy

In Summary

  • The tycoon was taken to Parklands Police Station and will appear in court on Friday.
  • The arrest comes after last month’s raid by detectives at a go-down in Mlolongo area where expired diapers worth over Ksh.40m that were being repackaged ready for sale were seized.

Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Thursday arrested businessman Mukhtar Rehemtulla Omar in Nairobi over the alleged importation and repackaging of expired baby diapers.

Confirming the arrest, Parklands CID Boss David Chebii said Mr.Omar was taken to Parklands Police Station and will appear in court on Friday to face three counts among them importation and sale of substandard baby diapers branded ‘EZEE.’

The tycoon will also be charged with attempting to sell the substandard diapers without a valid Import Standardization Mark (IS-Mark) or a permit issued by the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS.)

The arrest comes after last month’s raid by detectives, led by Mr. Chebii, at a go-down in Mlolongo area where expired diapers worth over Ksh.40m that were being repackaged ready for sale were seized.

According to the police, the owner of the diapers had hired workers to stick fake KEBS stamps on the diapers.

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