Police in Trans Nzoia  recover over 700 bags of Gov’t subsidized fertilizer after raiding shop in Trans Nzoia; 3 suspects arrested

In Matisi, Trans Nzoia County, law enforcement authorities have confiscated over 700 bags of Government Subsidized Fertilizer following a crackdown on a local store.

Acting upon received intelligence, the officers of the DCI’s Operation Support Unit launched a raid on Baraka Shop, which is under the ownership of Ali Abdi Fatah, at approximately 3:10 pm on Monday, April 15th.

Heading the Operation Support Unit was Zachary Kariuki, stationed at DCI Headquarters, in collaboration with the DCI Trans Nzoia team and the Trans Nzoia West Sub-County Police Commander.

The operation yielded the recovery of various subsidized fertilizers, including FOMI OTESHA (26 bags), Falcon CAN 26% (424 bags), OCP NPSP (20 bags), Simba UREA (34 bags), Mavuno Top Dress (98 bags), and NPK 10:26:0 (70 bags). Additionally, Falcon Ammonium Sulphate (16 bags), Tupande CAN (43 bags), Nafaka (1 bag), and DAP OCP (3 bags) were also seized.

Subsequently, three individuals were apprehended during the operation; Ali Abdi Fatah (aged 41), Abdi Jabar Hussein (aged 19), and Boniface Awili (aged 53).

The confiscated bags of subsidized fertilizers were transported from the shop and securely stored at the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) warehouse located in Kitale.