The Police in Kabale have in custody six women for allegedly selling adulterated food. Adulterated food is food mixed with substances that change it from its original state to a different one of poor quality that is dangerous for human consumption.
Elly Maate the Kigezi regional police spokesperson identified the suspects as; Anjela Kyarimpa 42 yrs, Mary Tushabe 29 yrs, Doris Ndyamuhaki 25 yrs, Constance Kukundakwe 26 yrs, Clare Amutuhire and a one Tumwebaze all of Kabale municipality.
The six women were arrested this evening from Kabale central market red handed selling small pieces of fake fried fish.
According to Maate, the suspects would pick a fish bone and coat it with cassava flour or wheat flour making it look like dried fried fish which it is not. The pieces are later sold at 500 shillings each.
However, residents told police that when prepared, the fish becomes like porridge.
Maate says the operation will continue to get all those involved in the racket so that are charged accordingly.