The 6 drivers were arrested for transporting the illegal substance and brought before senior resident magistrate grace kirugumi who released them on a cash bail of ksh.5000 each
The lorries have been brought today at Mwingi police station and the court ordered the sacks of charcoal to be offloaded in order to know the number of sacks in the 6 lorries.
The 6 drivers were arrested by ukasi police OCS Anthony Karissa and charged with possession of charcoal without permit contrary to section 16(e) of the kitui county charcoal management no.6 of 2014.
They were fined Ksh.50,000 each or one year imprisonment. They all paid the fine. The total no of bags from the 6 lorries were KES 930.00