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Names of 4 Cabinet Secretaries Summoned Over illegal Sugar Imports

The National Assembly Agriculture Committee has issued summonses to four Cabinet Secretaries following the seizure of about 14,800 metric tonnes of sugar laced with mercury and copper.

Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i, Henry Rotich (Treasury) ,Adan Mohamed of Trade and Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri were on Wednesday ordered to answer questions on the importation of contraband sugar.

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Committee chair Adan Haji Yussuf on Wednesday revealed names of people, organisations and bodies that will be later summoned to shed light on scandal.

Other who will be summoned include,Mr. Jaswinder Rai, the owner of Rai Industries, Diamond Wholesalers among others.

During a press conference outside Parliament buildings on Wednesday, Mr Haji revealed that preliminary information indicates that the illegal sugar was brought into the country by unnamed sugar barons.

He also observed that the sugar was stored in large retailer warehouses before being sold to consumers.

Mr Haji added that the sugar was then distributed and stored in different emporiums, which include; Nakuru Blanket and Raiply, West Kenya Sugar, Timsales, Webuye Sukari distributors, Ndhiwa, JP Maina in Mombasa among others.

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He further called upon Dr Matiang’i to take action against the “big fish” who were named by Majority Leader Aden Duale in Parliament on Tuesday.

“He has paraded small fish in the past one week, he has gone to Eastleigh, Kitui, Nyandarua when we are telling him 4 million bags are stashed somewhere in some stores across the country.”Haji said.


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  • What is raw sugar?why was it introduced into the kenya std of sugar?there used to be only two types of sugar...mill white...ready for use and refined sugar for idustry...who sneaked inraw sugar and brown sugar to the std?hapo ndio shida ilianza...std for businesmen not for kenyans

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