Fake sugar said to poisonous from Kenya has found its way into Uganda putting lives of Ugandans at risk.
Geoffrey Macho the Busia municipality mp says, some of the fake sugar was on sell in Uganda with a kilogram going for as low as 2000 .
Macho who was addressing leaders in Busia town says , the sugar had mercury and copper and was putting lives of many Ugandans at a risk.
On the streets of Busia town the sugar is hawked a round by illicit traders who buy the sugar cheaply from Kenya and sell it the many
Kenya of late has been waging a war on contraband sugar after several tonnes were illegally imported into the country .
The sugar is said to be un fit for human consumption an putting many people at risks of health complications .
Kennedy Wanyama a resident thinks because of the influx of the sugar to the Ugandan market it was time people stopped taking tea.
John Obuli says, the sugar from Kenya has no Kenya Bureau of standards labels a sign that is fake.
Obuli says, they were fears that people who consumed the sugar might die because mercury and copper had dangerous substances.