Tonnes of unsafe maize stored in CFS for a year - 3 months ago, 16 Nov 00:38
Some 201 containers with maize declared unfit for human are lying at a container freight station in Mombasa.
Directorate of Criminal Investigation officers from Nairobi yesterday visited Consolebase Ltd (FKF), which has been storing the maize for more than a year.
Each container has 300 to 400, 90kg bags of maize. A source close to the matter said the Kenya Bureau of Standards had issued a forfeiture and sent its report to the Agriculture ministry for further action.
“Instructions were that the goods should not be released to the market or destroyed until an order is issued,” the source said.
The directive, the Star has learnt, was to be sanctioned by the Agriculture Cabinet Secretary. The consignment was imported by Mahindra and Mahindra South Africa Ply Ltd.
On August 23, Kebs wrote to Kenya Ports Authority operations chief manager rejecting the consignment.
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