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Tested fertilizer meets quality requirements, farmers assured

The government says it has completed the testing of all fertilizers being distributed under the subsidy programme and confirmed that they meet the required quality requirements.

However, the government said certain fertilizers, manufactured and distributed by Ms KEL Chemicals were tested by the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) and found not to have met meet all the required test parameters.

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The government said following the release of the test results by KEBS it has now seized and impounded fertilizer stocks distributed by KEL Chemicals at the National Cereals Produce Board (NCPB) facilities.

Following these developments the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development has advised farmers who have acquired or possess fertilizer from KEL Chemicals to immediately discontinue its use and visit their nearest NCPB facility for further guidance.

The government says in line with ensuring public safety and maintaining quality standards, KEBS has initiated legal action against KEL Chemicals for distributing substandard products.

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