Lato Milk Distributors in Meru are counting losses after officers from Anti Counterfeit Unit raided their deport and carted away with 20,000 litres of milk suspected to be counterfeited.
Deport Manger Pritpal Bhamra condemned the act claiming its was politically motivated.
“We are convinced beyond doubt that the raid is politically motivated and we are calling on the government to investigate the matter which we highly feel is a way to block investors,” said Bhamra.
He showed verification certificates from: Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Kenya Bureau of Standards (KeBS), East African Certificates of Origin and Kenya Dairy Board.
He added that the police who showed up in their deport did not show any documents when they took away over 20,000 litres of milk.
“Our product has passed all the required tests and certified as fit for human consumption by all the relevant authorities. We wonder why officers in plain clothe, who claimed to be following orders from ‘above’ did not show any legal documents for the act, but only took away 22542 litres of milk to unknown destination,” he said.