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Lorry impounded with 175 bags of unlicensed coffee

25 January 2016, 12:07 Joseph Njung'eh

Nyeri - Police in Karatina town, Nyeri County, have impounded a lorry ferrying 175 bags of unlicensed coffee worth more than KES 4.5 million.

The officers were on patrol when they saw people loading the lorry with sacks of coffee at a maize milling go-down.

Confirming the incident, Mathira East police boss Mathew Gwiyo said that after interrogating the lorry driver and store owner, they were unable to provide proper documentation, forcing officers to arrest them.

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He said that although the owners of the parchment visited the station, they were unable to provide ownership and transportation documents.

The OCPD said the coffee was on transit to a Ruiru based miller, adding that they are trying to establish whether it was linked to recent thefts in various coffee factories within the County.

Officers from agriculture, fisheries and food authority have disowned issuing movement permits of the crop.

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