Police in Juja seize expired sanitary pads

Police officers in Juja, Kiambu County Thursday seized expired sanitary pads issued by the government and branded GOK at a residential house under construction. 

KBC Radio_KICD Timetable

The pads issued by the Ministry of Education are valued at 300,000 shillings and are believed to have been looted from different counties among them Mombasa, Kilifi, Murang’a and Kiambu since 2018 with an aim of repackaging them for sale.

Also Read  Governor Waiguru refutes claims of misuse of Covid-19 funds

Acting on a tip off by residents who had learned that the expired products were being repackaged for sale, police arrested Stephen Muchoki, the owner of the premises.

Juja Sub-County Police Commander Dorothy Migarusha said they arrested the businessman Muchoki in Thika town, saying he was under interrogation.

Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153

Witeithie area residents had raised concern over the increased cases of female urinary infections in the area, attributing it to the use of expired sanitary towels.

Also Read  Man released on Kshs 50,000 bond for slapping police officer in Narok

Since 2011, the government has been setting aside funds for the purchase and distribution of sanitary pads to school girls from poor backgrounds in an effort to keep the girl child in school even during her monthly periods.

Also Read  Muslims urged to observe Covid-19 guidelines during Ramadan

Tell Us What You Think