Trial of two businessmen charged with selling expired diapers fails to kick off


The hearing of a case where  two businessmen have been charged over the sale of expired baby diapers has been adjourned.

Trial magistrate Martha Mutuku adjourned the matter after the prosecution stated that some of the exhibits are yet to be produced by the police.

John Githinji Gichuhi and Mukhtar Rahemtulla Omar are accused of intending to sell substandard expired EZEE baby diapers.

According to the police, the accused persons, jointly with others not before court, were found in different processes of erasing the manufactures and expiry dates of 5094 bales of diapers.

The prosecution told the court that the exhibits are containers contain which cannot be produced in court and therefore opted to have photographs taken.

Their lawyer did not object to the use of photographs as exhibits.

The magistrate directed the matter to be mentioned on 26th February and the photos availed in court.
Omar was charged in November 2018  while Gichuhi was charged in January 2019. The matters were later consolidated and the two charged afresh.
The are alleged to have committed the offense on 11th October 2018 at Imperial Industrial Park Godown in Mlolongo, Machakos County.
They both denied the charges and were released on a sh 200,000 cash bail.