Woman fined KES 50,000 for selling government medicine
23 October 2014, 15:23
Nyahururu - A Nyahururu court has Thursday fined a middle-aged woman KES 50,000 or serve a six months jail term for being in possession and illegally selling government medicine in a chemist.
Esther Nyaguthie pleaded guilty to the charge when she appeared before Nyahururu Resident Magistrate Alice Mukenga.
According to the charge sheet, Nyaguthie was found with 13 packets of the medicine that contained 373 tablets marked GOK-MOH on March 10, 2014 at Naries chemist in Nyahururu town, Laikipia County.
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The court further heard that the medicine which was discovered by health officers who were conducting a search had been sealed with a black line concealing the GOK-MOH mark.
In mitigation she pleaded for leniency saying that she is a single mother of three and a caretaker of her old mother.
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