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Inside Kenya’s fertiliser barons, vested interests and cover-ups

Some of the 560 bags of substandard fertiliser that were seized at the National Cereals and Produce Board depot in Molo, Nakuru County on March 23, 2024.

Photo credit: Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Mems Distributors Ltd successfully bid for the supply and distribution of subsidised fertiliser alongside Kel Chemicals.
  • Mems Distributors and Kel Chemicals were jointly awarded a contract for the supply of 550,000 bags of fertiliser across the country.
  • Kel Chemicals has, for over four decades been one of the biggest fertiliser manufacturers in the East African region.