Kigezi Region Police spokesperson Elly Maate says that when police made an impromptu raid on the market, they found the six suspects selling adulated fish. Maate says that selling such fish to people is thuggery and could even be dangerous to human lives.
Police in Kabale have arrested six
traders for allegedly selling adulterated fish.
The suspects were identified as Angella Kyarimpa, 42, Mary
Tumushabe, 29, Dorris Ndyamuhaki, 25, Constance Kukundakwe, 26, Pamella Tumwebaze, 23, and Claire Amutuheire, 20, The suspects are all fish dealers in the Police playground
Kabale District Police Commander Brian Ampeire says that the arrest follows repeated public outcry pinning fish dealers for selling fish bones
coated with either cassava or maize flour.
Sylvia Kesafari, a trader in
kabale town, Syliva Tumubweine, Cosmas Kukundakwe from Maziba sub county and
Nuliat Mbabazi, all testified that they have bought fish from Kabale police
playground market but later turns into flour after
They say that some fish dealers blend either cassava or
maize flour and add fish bones and fish soup inside before deep frying.
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Kigezi Region Police spokesperson Elly Maate says that
when police made an impromptu raid on the market, they found the six suspects selling adulated fish. Maate says
that selling such fish to people is thuggery and could even be
dangerous to human lives.
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Kyarimpa, Tumushabe and Ndyamuhaki admitted that they have been selling fish mixed
with flour. They say that flour is mixed with small fish pieces to make it look bigger and attractive. They say that the deal is made by
suppliers who buy fish from the Masaka district. They attribute the problem to the low supply of fish from Lake Victoria
to Kabale which compels suppliers to add flour in order to make more profits.
They were also seen asking for forgiveness.