DCI nab 25,300 litres of expired cooking oil in Mombasa

The consignment of expired cooking oil recovered at a godown in Mombasa./COURTESY

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations on Sunday recovered 25,300 litres of expired cooking oil that was supposed to be sold to unsuspecting Mombasa residents.

The consignment of 1,265 expired 20 litre jerry cans of Miltra oil was recovered in Changamwe.

“The Intelligence led operation that was conducted at Denco Godown within Changamwe Sub-County also resulted in the arrest of 50-year-old Deborah Taabu, who is the owner of the consignment that was to be repackaged and sold to unsuspecting members of the public,” said the DCI.

The operation was carried out by a multi-agency team led by DCI detectives based in Mombasa.

The expiry date on the jerry can shows that the oil was to be sold by 18th December, 2018.

“The DCI once again warns those hell-bent on supplying products that are poisonous and/or unfit for human consumption out of sheer GREED for money that no effort will be spared in tracking them down & subjecting them to the full force of the law. Suspect to be charged accordingly,” said the DCI.