- Police said they seized 1360 bags of rice and 200 bags of maize that were in the process of being repackaged.
- The government is targeting to distribute 300,000 metric tons or six million bags of 50kgs of planting fertiliser.
Nairobi Police arrested four suspects found repackaging government fertilizer meant for subsidy along Nanyuki road in Lunga Lunga Nairobi.
Nairobi Police Commander Adamson Bungei said they were tipped off about the activities before they staged a raid on Wednesday, June 6.
During the raid at a godown where the operations were taking place, the police also found out that the group was also repackaging relief food.
They were repackaging the same to bags bearing foreign brands.
Police said they seized 1360 bags of rice and 200 bags of maize that were in the process of being repackaged.
The team also recovered 50,000 bags of subsidized fertilizer. Top government officials visited the warehouse on Thursday morning.
On May 26, at least eight suspects were arrested after more than 4,000 bags of government fertilizer valued at more than Sh16 million went missing.
The affected fertilizer is under subsidy programmes.
The 4,480 bags had been dispatched from a warehouse in Mombasa and were destined for parts of the western and north rift when they went missing.
Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations headquarters picked the suspects from Mombasa, mostly transporters for grilling
They later pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit an offence contrary to Section 393 of the Penal Code and theft of goods in transit contrary to Section 297 of the Penal Code.
This is after officials from the warehouse said eight lorries each carrying 560 of 50 kilos of the fertilizer had vanished with the cargo.
The managers said they had dispatched ten lorries between April 28 and May 25 but realized the eight were missing.
This prompted police action.
The government is targeting to distribute 300,000 metric tons or six million bags of 50kgs of planting fertiliser.