One hundred kilograms of cocaine estimated to cost Ksh598 million was destroyed on Wednesday afternoon at the DCI headquarters on Kiambu Road in Nairobi.
The destruction took place at the Forensic Lab Incinerator.
Milimani High Court judge Luka Kimaru oversaw the exercise attended by among others, Interior minister Fred Matiang’i, Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai, Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji, and DCI boss George Kinoti.
Also present at the event were analysts from the Government Chemist. Legal procedure demands their presence during such activities.
The cocaine was confiscated on July 29, 2019 from a container at Kilindini Harbour in Mombasa. The illegal consignment that belonged to a Kenyan and an Englishman was being shipped to Spain through the Mombasa Port.
The destruction followed acquisition of a court order by the anti-narcotics unit.