OCP Kenya is finally laundered by the courts. The subsidiary of the Moroccan giant fertilizer had been implicated in a case of alleged importation of fertilizers not in compliance with local regulations.
After months of investigation, Kenyan criminal prosecution director Noordin Haji withdrew charges against the group’s subsidiary and four officials (Karim Lofti Senhadji, Malika Kirama, Youness Addou and Benson Oduor Ngesa). The prosecutor “has accepted the release of the lot held in Mombasa provided that the importer OCP Kenya withdrew its request for new control of the product,” say Kenyan media quoting the court decision.
Remember that OCP Kenya had denied the facts, saying it “has always scrupulously observed the procedures and compliance standards imposed by the Kenyan regulations”. The group had also decided to temporarily suspend deliveries to Kenya until the case was fully resolved.