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4 nabbed handling uninspected chicken meat worth over Sh. 100,000.

Police officers from Juja have nabbed uninspected chicken meat valued at Ksh 107,450 and arrested four people in an illegal slaughter house at Malaba Area in Witeithie location.

According to Juja Sub-County AP commandant, Doreen Gitonga, the officers were acting on a tip off from members of public who informed them of the illicit activities.

“Our officers who were on patrol in the area alerted by the public that some people were slaughtering chicken in unauthorised premises. They raided the place and arrested 4 men who already slaughtered 307 chickens worth over Ksh. 107, 450,” said the DAPC.

The meat is said to be destined for Nairobi.

She said that it was very unfortunate that the place was unhygienic and lacked basic necessities such as water notwithstanding that those doing the work bore no relevant medical documents.

“This meat is unfit for human consumption. We wish to appeal to members of the public to be extra vigilant especially when buying flesh and always buy from reputable butcheries. It is also advisable ensure the same is dully inspected,” said Ms. Gitonga.

Witeithie ward Public Health Officer, Clement Waweru who was accompanied by his Juja counterpart Peter Kiarie, confirmed that the chicken had not been inspected and were being un-hygienically ferried in dirty bags thus making them unfit for human consumption.

“Meat is not supposed to be carried in bags but rather in meat boxes or crates. We have condemned all this meat and will be disposed,” said the PHO. 

He appealed to members of the public to ensure the meat they consumed was inspected and had a genuine official stamp.

The suspects were booked at Juja police station and will be arraigned in court Monday.

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