Court Varies📜 Order on Re-Testing of Fertilizer🌾 in Mercury Case

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The Nairobi Chief Magistrate’s Court has modified its order over sampling and re-testing of fertilizer imported into the country last year and directed the Kenya Bureau of Standards to carry out the task.

Senior Principal Magistrate Kennedy Cheruiyot said for the avoidance of doubt its KEBS who are mandated by law to conduct tests unless otherwise directed.

The court further directed the testing be done in the presence of the accused persons. The samples will be taken on Wednesday and testing be conducted on February 21, 2019.

The matter will be mentioned on March 5, 2019 to confirm compliance.

Former Managing Director Charles Ongwae and nine others who have been charged with attempted murder through their lawyers Paul Muite and Edward Oonge have objected to testing being carried out by the government in their absence.

They applied to the trial court seeking an order for fresh testing of the fertilizer in their presence and the court allowed their application on January 15, 2019.

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