Authorities escalated the ongoing crackdown on suspected foul sugar on Wednesday in an exercise that saw nine trucks impounded by police in Rongo, Migori County.
Daily Nation reported that the consignment was being ferried from Mombasa. Regrettably, the trucks bearing the brand of Nakuru based Menengai Oils company were headed to an unnamed miller in Homa Bay County.
The imported sugar was impounded at a roadblock near Rongo town by county government askaris. The trucks were moved to Rongo Police Station and their drivers locked up.
Migori county police boss Joseph Nthenge said they were investigating the documentation of the consignments to confirm if they were cleared by the relevant agencies.