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Three suspects nabbed with stolen fertilizer

Three suspects have been arrested after being nabbed with stolen fertiliser worth Ksh 1.8 million.

Ali Abdi Fatah, Abdi Jabar Hussein and Bonface Ouma Awili were arrested at Baraka shop cereal store within Matisi market along the Kitale-Endebess road in an operation that saw the fertilizer seized.

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The trio was prepping for the fertiliser to transit to a neighbouring country.

According to the DCI, their Operations Support Unit (OSU) which was deployed to curb the vice successfully intercepted and recovered 739 bags of assorted brands of fertilizer.

The move follows increased cases of theft of government-subsidised fertilizer from the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) depots by rogues who then sneak it out of the country.

The assorted brands included 424 bags of Falcon CAN, 43 bags of Tupande, 98 bags of Mavuno, 71 bags of KEL Green NPK (50 kgs each), 20 bags of NPSB-OCP, four bags of DAP-OCP, 26 bags of FOMI OTESHA, 34 bags of Simba Urea, 16 bags of FALCON Ammonia Sulphate and one bag of NAFAKA Plus weighing 50kg.

The detectives also recovered delivery notes from NCPB Kitale, Malaba, Moi’s Bridge, Isiolo and Maua NCPB depots, whose authentication is underway.

The scene has been processed by Crime Scene Investigators and all exhibits secured, as the three suspects await arraignment.

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