An angry customer slapped a cashier at a leading supermarkets in Nakuru Town on Thursday for giving sweets instead of coins as change.
A supervisor stepped in to arbitrate but the customer walked away leaving the eight sweets on top of the counter.
None of the security officers at the supermarket intervened.
The cashier was however not injured.
The supermarket owner declined to talk to KNA, but one of the watchmen who requested anonymity said this was the second such incident this year.
The Chairman of the Kenya Chambers of Commerce and Industries, Njoroge Kamau, said sweets are not legal tender, but said violence was uncalled for.
Kamau urged Central Bank to increase the circulation of coins to avoid such incidents.
Two years ago, the former governor for Central Bank, Njuguna Ndungu, assured Kenyans that there were enough coins in circulation, but supermarkets have continued to give sweets and matchboxes instead.