Juice maker speaks out over dumped expired products
Thursday, February 13th, 2020
A juice maker has distanced itself from consignment of juices dumped at a dumpsite in Nairobi
Kevian Kenya Ltd Managing Director Mr Kimani Rugendo said the juices under the brand name Afya are not made by his company.
He said the brand name for the company's product is Afia.
"Those are not our products at all. We have no connection with them. Those are cheap imports trying to ride on our good name and using a name almost identical to ours, " Rugendo said.
He said there is no way his distributors would dump products like that since they would simply return them to the company.
"No distributor would dump such a consignment and risk losing money. They would return it us for proper disposal and compensation," he said.
Kimani said his products are high quality and move fast.
He said it is clear whoever dumped the juices had imported them and had no idea how to dispose them.
Kimani called on regulatory authorities to be on the look out for such unscrupulous traders and take action.
In pictures that have since gone viral people are seen scavenging on the expired juices thrown in a dumpsite with fears that they might find their way to the shop shelves.