Police are holding two Chinese nationals who were arrested for allegedly operating an illegal chang’aa brewing plant in Athi River, Machakos County.
The two; Wang Yalan and Wang Haijian were arrested on Friday by detectives from Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) following a tip-off from members of the public.
Confirming their arrest, area OCPD Samuel Mkuusi said the two had been running the liquor processing plant at their residence in Green Park estate.
DCI said more than 800 liters of methanol and 3,000 liters of chang’aa and busaa were seized during the raid. Several sacks of sorghum and rice were also found in the house.
TWO CHINESE Nationals found with 800L of #Methanol & over 3000L of CHANG'AA & BUSAA at their residence in Green Park-Machakos were today arrested in an ops by Machakos #Detectives triggered by a tip-off from the Public. A Liquor Processing Plant was also found in their homestead. pic.twitter.com/JCOu8cKziG
— DCI KENYA (@DCI_Kenya) August 16, 2019
The two foreigners are being held at Athi River police station pending arraignment in court on Monday
I guess their names are Chang Ah and Bus Ah
— ? (@kimaru14) August 16, 2019
From selling mitumba to changaa.? These Chinese have taken up every thing for the locals, they will soon infiltrate into the witch business giving orders to bees. ??
— Mohammed Adams® (@AdamsMohaKE) August 16, 2019
Chinese will make sure they finish all of us with cancers by giving us harmful chemicals so that they can take over this country with less struggle, Chinese will finish us biologically,mark this
— Lawi (@Lawi63748872) August 16, 2019
These are mere allegations, unless & until the facts are either proved to the required standards or the accused formally admit to the charges. Stick to your lane.
— Karanja Matindi (@braga_vance) August 16, 2019
The wording should be "substances suspected to be methanol" at their "alleged residence". That's why you lose court cases easily.
— Red (@dkipkirui_) August 16, 2019
They should be cremated.Don’t take them to court.
— Stiv Kopana (@KopanastivStiv) August 16, 2019
Ndio unaona wakenya kila saa wako maji nashindwa iko nini kumbe ni washinku
— living legend (@656b838192194b2) August 16, 2019