Police have arrested a woman linked to the production of counterfeit alcohol in Ruai during the ongoing operation on high level tax evasion schemes persists.
The suspect Teresia Nyokabi Ngatia was arrested during a raid and is currently in custody at Kamulu police station being processed for arraignment.
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) over 200 cartons containing thousands of bottles of counterfeited spirits destined for the local market were recovered.
“The counterfeited drinks whose safety to consumers could not be immediately ascertained, were packaged in branded bottles that are popular locally including, Kane Extra, Trace Vodka, Konyagi, Blue Ice, Kibao Vodka and Chrome Vodka among others. Also recovered were an alcohol mixer and fake KRA stamps.”
Security agencies have intensified crackdown on businessmen evading taxation following a directive by President William Ruto.