Government Spokesman Erick Kiraithe at a press conference in Mombasa County on Wednesday/photo/courtesy

Government spokesperson Erick Kiraithe has warned politicians to stop politicizing ‘Sugar scandal saying the war to bring the cartels to book has just started.

On Wednesday, Kiraithe told journalists in Mombasa that the government I focused in protecting the citizen and they will not relent until they win.

“We will not condone side shows. If any of the politicians has any information about smugglers should bring it forth,” said Kiraithe.

“One thing we would want to reiterate is that the smuggled sugar, which has been contaminated with elements that can cause cancer or any other diseases, does not choose religion, race, tribe or political affiliation. Therefore, we are not going to relent on this war,” added Kiraithe.

The government spokesperson said the investigating agencies have gain huge support from majority of Kenya and are currently doing their work well and those found compromising sugar smugglers will be held responsible.

“Multi-agency Investigators are already pursuing important leads of businessmen suspected to be behind the importation of the sugar,” he noted.

Kiraithe’s statement comes at a time when government found thousands of tonnes of substandard sugar have been confiscated in parts of the county including Nairobi, Bungoma and Meru.

The sugar contain mercury substances which is harmful to human consumption.



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