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Kebs destroys poor quality cargo in Mombasa - 9 months ago, 16 Maý 16:09

By: James Kariuki

Traders who imported expired rice, unwholesome spaghetti and used tyres via Mombasa Port are counting their losses after the government ordered destruction of the Sh250 million consignments.

Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) said the condemned goods were contained in 163 containers that underwent thorough screening before being declared substandard.

Managing director Charles Ongwae said the rice was found to have expired at the time of importation while the spaghetti failed to meet the Kenyan standard specifications.

“Used tyres were condemned on account of their status as used tyres are prohibited in Kenya,” said Mr Ongwae.

Kebs and the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) imposed new rules that require all goods destined to Kenya be verified at source where an inspecting agency will also determine the duty to be paid from the manufacturer.

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