Public Health Officers in Nairobi county have been ordered by a court to destroy 500Kg which was nabbed alongside three Chinese nationals in Kilimani area.
The Chinese and one Kenyan had been arrested with the meat police suspected it was dog meat, however the suspects denied.
Public Health Officers in Nairobi will now destroy the meat after asking orders from Milimani Law Courts Senior Principal Magistrate Mr Kennedy Cheruiyot
In his statements, a state prosecutor told the court that the suspects had been court with rotten meat, with a live tortoise.
“A stench emanating from the residence of Ms Shang Li Yan, Xing Wei and Zhang Jie has forced some of their neighbours to move out of the neighbourhood,” the prosecutor told the court.
Assa Nyakundi and David Ayuo, the suspects lawyers defended them over the ‘dog’ meat report.
“Although the state is alleging the neighbourhood of Aberdare Court House Number 6 where the suspects have been residing is in a sorry state, police have disparaged the suspects’ image in the public standing by alleging that they had in their possession dog meat.”
Nyakundi further told the court that the meat had been legally bought.
“What may be one person’s poison may be another person’s delicacy,” Nyukundi submitted, adding that different world communities feed on different types of food.
“I will produce receipts at the appropriate time to prove the meat in question was legally bought,” he further told the court.
Ms Yan defended herself claiming that she had not been caught selling meat in poor and unhygienic conditions, she further denied selling 95kg of red meat, Crabfish (285kg), raw fish weighing 130kg, raw chicken and pork.
She was also charged with have in possession of five cartons of expired canned fish weighing 250kg.
The suspects will be produced in court on January 14, 2019.