Kenya Bureau od Standards Managing Director Charles Ongwae has been arrested over contraband sugar.
Other officials of KEBS who have been arrested alongside Ongwae include head of KEBS Quality Assurance Eric Chesire and Inspection Manager Eric Ochieng among others.
The officials were all taken to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations for questioning.
Ongwae’s arrest comes just a day after he refuted claims by Interior and Security CS Fred Matiang’i that the contraband sugar seized in Eastleigh contains mercury.
Mr Ongwae told the National Assembly’s Committee on Trade that he was not aware where Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i got the results showing the alleged dirty sugar had mercury.