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Parliament Summons Besieged SBL Director Kariuki Over Fake Fertilizer Exposé



SBL director Mr. Joe Kariuki

SBL Innovate Manufacturers Ltd Director Josiah Kariuki has been summoned to appear before parliament on Tuesday next week over the fake fertilizer expose.

In a letter to Kariuki, the departmental committee on Agriculture and Livestock have invited Kariuki’s company to parliament to shed light on the issue of fake fertilizer.

According to the letter, the meeting will discuss the distribution of GPC plus organic fertilizer by the company.

The committee says it is deeply concerned to learn of the alleged malpractices and outright fraud as revealed by the Africa uncensored Expose.


“The departmental Committee on Agriculture and Livestock has resolved to hold a meeting with the management of SBL innovate Manufacturers Ltd on Tuesday April 9 at Parliament Buildings at 2.30 PM,” the letter reads.

According to the letter, the purpose of this meeting is to interrogate the circumstances that led to the distribution of GPC plus organic fertilizer in the country through the National Cereals and Produce Board despite the act that it has been found to be sub-standard by the KEBS.

The company is expected to give details and an account of events from company registration and objective, venture and motive for fertilizer production.

In addition to that the company should provide a copy of the permit to use standardization mark and a copy of the scheme for supervision and Control certification agreement signed between KEBS and your company.

Also needed are a copy of the company CR12, the total no. of fertilizer bags manufactured and supplied to the market, Chemical composition of the GPC plus organic fertilizer.

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On Wednesday, Kariuki secured orders from the high court stopping his imminent arrest and deposited a Sh 100,000 anticipatory bail.

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