Smuggled milk and milk products seized by Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) detectives early this year were on 14th and 15th May destroyed after being tested and found to be unfit for human consumption.
The products were disposed following a court order to the Ministry of Health and its subsequent authorisation of the DCI.
Some of the products confirmed as fit for consumption were released back to the companies for distribution.
The 77,772 litres of fresh milk, 2,760 litres of yogurt and 772 litres of ghee impounded from both Musty Distribution Kenya Ltd, branded Lato Dairies, and Dodla Dairy Kenya Ltd, labelled Top Dairies, were destroyed under the supervision of multi-agency teams. They included representatives from the National Public Health, Nairobi Water and Sewerage Company, the directors of both companies and DCI officers.
The DCI sent a stern warning to those supplying products that are poisonous and unfit for human consumption out of sheer greed for money.
It said that no effort would be spared in tracking them down and arraigning them.