Detectives have arrested 17 senior KRA and Kebs officials, amona them managing director Charles Ongwae, for allegedly allowing substandard Thai rice into the Kenyan market.
They were arrested for ‘willingly permitting the release’ of the rice into the market, DCI Boss George Kinoti said on Saturday.
Other Kebs officials taken up were Martin Nyakiamo – Coast regional boss, Erick Cheshire, Erick Onyango, and Peter Ndungu.
Others are Daniel Kimonge, Roy Mwanthi, Karim Dharamshi, Felix Simon, Bassam Hakem and Irene Githendu.
KRA officials Kiprono Bullut, David Mbogori, Dorothy Wanja, Michael Juma, and Ahmed Dhahir were among those arrested.
Most of the accused persons are based at the KRA Mombasa station. The detectives also arrested Pole Mwangemi – a Port Health official.