Thursday, July 25, 2024

Agriculture CS Linturi confirms gov’t investigation of fake fertilizer

Agriculture CS  Mithika Linturi has confirmed that the government has launched investigation into the fake fertilizer scandal.

Speaking on Saturday during the Edible Oil Crop Promotion in Naivasha, the CS noted that no one will be spared during the investigation as the fertilizer has already been distributed to different parts of the country.

“If anybody is trying to mislead or to get anything that dissembles fertilizer in the market, then that person will be dealt with within the provisions of the law,” he said

Already samples from the fake fertilizer has been taken by the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBs) with the results expected to be released next week.

At the same time, the CS has maintained not being aware of the scandal as he had not received any report from KEBs much to the anger of farmers in the country.

“I have not received any formal complaints about the use of alleged fake fertilizer other than what we read from the media,” he said.

According to the CS, the fertilizer subsidy programme has really turned the fortunes in the country.

“This time around, we expect to do better because we have been able to learn from the past and issue better fertilisers,” said the CS

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