Revealed: Sh150 million maize scandal

A bumper harvest of maize spread to dry at Emali, Makueni District. The allocation of the 80,000 bags to the so-called small-scale millers who supply about 60 per cent of the Kenyan market began on December 22.Photo/FILE

What you need to know:

  • Some of the maize which was meant to cushion Kenyans against rising maize flour prices and a looming famine, may be on its way to Southern Sudan.
  • KACC's investigation of an earlier maize-related scandal at NCPB in which crooked businessmen posing as millers were allocated hundreds of thousands of bags of maize to be concluded on Wednesday.
  • NCPB Managing Director is reported to have distanced himself from the 80,000-bag allocation list even as some of his managers blamed a group of people at the Board for the situation.

More than 80,000 bags of maize valued at Sh150 million have been allocated to briefcase millers and a defunct company in Nakuru at a time when the country is facing a serious shortage of maize, the Sunday Nation has established.


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