Two people have been arrested in Migori County for allegedly distributing bread that was below the recommended minimum weight.
A driver and salesperson from a Kisii-based bakery were in possession of 770 loaves of bread each weighing 365 grams. The industrially accepted minimum weight is 400 grams. Simple Maths show that from this consignment alone, they had an ‘extra’ 67 loaves.
The arrests took place on Thursday, April 29.
The cases of the missing 35 grams was brought to the attention of the Consumer Protection Department (CPD) by Migori town residents.
Bread Lorry Seized
In collaboration with the police, officers from CPD laid a trap and nabbed the duo. Their vehicle was subsequently impounded with its ‘malnourished’ goods.
Tobias Nyakamo, Migori County inspector in-charge of commercial goods weight, says the suspects alongside one of the company’s managers will be arraigned and charged with contravening Part Six of the Consumer Protection Act.
Sections 55 to 57 of the Act prohibit false or misleading representations in consumer goods.