Kenya Revenue Authority officials impounded in Turkana county smuggled sugar worth an estimated Sh40 million believed to be from neighbouring Uganda.
The officials led by KRA Rift Valley regional manager Nicholas Kinoti seized a truck registration number KCD046V while offloading close to 500 bags of smuggled 'Mayuge' sugar at a store located in Lodwar.
According to KRA, the store where the sugar was being offloaded to was linked to Turkana North MP Christopher Doye Nakuleu and was found with a about 800 bags all from the same sugar branding.
The impounded sugar was reported to belong to 15 traders who ply their trade in Lodwar town and the transporter, Abdi Hakim, is said to be the main sugar supplier in the area.
According to KRA, traders in Lodwar have been stocking up on traders from neighbouring Uganda in fear of post-election violence in Uganda following the contest between President Yoweri Museveni and Bobi Wine on Thursday.
The authority said the rear plate number of the lorry was smeared with mud and the front one plucked to conceal its identity even as the police placed the store under 24-hour police surveillance.