Expired government sanitary pads recovered in Juja being repackaged for sale

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Police in Juja, Kiambu County on Thursday recovered expired sanitary pads labeled Government of Kenya (GOK) at a residential house under construction in Witeithie being repackaged for sale.

The pads from the Ministry of Education are valued at Ksh.300,000 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.

A sample of the nabbed sanitary pads labelled Kilifi County

Mr. Stephen Muchoki who is believed to be the owner of the premises is on the run and police have already launched a manhunt..

According to Juja Sub-county Police Commander Dorothy Migarusha, Mr. Muchoki, who is a renowned businessman, has been transacting this illegal business for the last two years.

“Some residents have told us that these sanitary towels were brought here back in 2018 and that Mr Muchoki leaves this unfinished house with loaded sacks to unknown destination. We are looking for him to explain how government property landed in his house and why,” Migarusha reported.