Ripen Coffee berries ,coffee worth ksh 16milion has been recovered in Juja Kiambu county/upesinews
BY UPESINEWS REPORTER,NAIROBI,21ST FEB 2017– Police in Juja, Murera Ward on Monday night managed to recover approximately 400 bags of coffee worth Ksh16 million hidden in a house and arrested four suspects.
Four hundred bags weighing 50kgs each were found in one of the rooms of a building under construction after police received a tip off from members of the public who saw people offloading what they suspected to be coffee from a car.
There have been cases of coffee theft reported by individuals and coffee factories in Kiambu County in the recent past.
Confirming the incident, Kiambu County Police Commander Adiel Njagi Nyange said that all factories and anyone who has reported cases of losing coffee to come forward and verify the recovered coffee.
“The four suspects failed to produce relevant documents to ascertain their ownership of the coffee. The suspects and the owner of the building will be assisting us in investigations,” he said.
Residents in the area say the room had just been leased out over the weekend.
The suspects and the black Prado vehicle are currently been held at Juja Police Station.