Office of the Director of Public Prosecution has approved the arrest of  Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mithika Linturi and his Principal Secretary Paul Ronoh following the ongoing fake fertilizer saga.

Detectives involved in the investigations, were on Friday looking for the duo among others for their arrest and prosecution.

This comes after they were reportedly summoned to appear at the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) for questioning.

“We are looking for them. They were supposed to come here after being summoned but we are now looking for them,” said an official.

Officials said the two and five other senior officials including those from the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) had purportedly been summoned for processing.

The ODPP had directed the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to carry out comprehensive and thorough investigations regarding the manufacturing, distribution and sale of substandard fertilizer to farmers under the fertilizer subsidy programme.

Director of Public Prosecution Renson Ingonga approved the charges for the first group of those implicated in the scam.

It is alleged that NCPB Managing Director Joseph Kimote is among those to be arrested again.

This even as the National Assembly on Thursday May 2 voted to impeach the Agriculture CS through a special motion which was moved by Bumula Mp Jack Wamboka.

Members of Parliament voted to form a select an 11- member committee to conduct a probe into the impeachment charges against Linturi.

The committee according to the National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetangula, should probe the matter within 10 days and report back with their findings.

“It should be noted as stated above that the Constitution requires the select Committee to conduct investigation and report within 10 days. In this regard, the parties should provide me with the names of the nominees not later than today.” Noted Wetangula.

Also read; Mithika Linturi Appears Before Parliament Over Fake Fertilizer Scandal




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