Businessman charged over expired diapers found in Mlolongo


A businessman has been charged in Nairobi in connection with the bales of expired diapers confiscated by authorities in Mlolongo.

Mukhtar Rehemtulla Omar was charged that together with others not before court, was found in different processes of erasing the manufacturers and expiry dates of 5094 bales of EZEE baby diapers.

Omar is alleged to have committed the offence on 11th October 2018 at Imperial Industrial Park go downs in Mlolongo area, Mavoko sub-county in Machakos with intent to offer for sale the substandard expired diapers.

The businessman was also charged with offering for sale the expired baby diapers without a valid standardization mark printed in them.

Lastly the businessman was faced a charged of applying Import Standardization mark (IS-mark) on the diapers without a valid permit issued by the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBs).

He denied the charge before Principal Magistrate Kenneth Cheruiyot. He was released on a cash bail of Sh 200,000.

The matter will be mentioned on 30th November and will be heard on 11th December 2018.