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DPP Withdraws Charges Against Moroccan Company In ‘Mercury’ Fertilizer

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji has dropped a case on importation of fertilizer against a Moroccan company.

DPP had moved to court to sue OCP company for importing fertilizer that contained mercury into the country.

According to DPP his office has withdrawn the charges according to section87 (a) of the criminal procedure code.

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However ODPP noted that the coaccused of OCP (K) will have their case proceed on as they were not included in the plea bargain agreement.

“For avoidance of doubt, the charges against the six remaining accused persons shall proceed to hearing to their logical conclusion,” said the DPP

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The other six includes former KEBS MD Charles Ongwae, Erick Kariuki, the Port Health officer at Kilindini, Peter Kinyanjui, the Inspection Manager at the Kilindini Port, Pole Mwangemi, the regional manager of the Coast region, and Martin Muswanya.

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