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John-Allan Namu Reveals How Politicians Tried to Block Exposé on Fertiliser

John-Allan Namu Reveals How Politicians Tried to Block Exposé on Fertiliser

Investigative reporter John-Allan Namu has disclosed how politicians made efforts to hinder the broadcast of an exposé on counterfeit fertilizers intended for public viewing.

During testimony before the Senate Agriculture Committee on Tuesday, April 2nd, the acclaimed journalist disclosed that certain members of Parliament had contacted them before the story being broadcast.

He suggested that the unidentified politicians aimed to prevent the broadcast of the investigative report titled “FertileDeception” on television.

As per Namu, politicians are likely to show interest in the investigations and participate in the Senate Committee’s inquiry into the issue.

However, he stated that despite pressure, the Africa Uncensored team remained steadfast, refusing to comply with the demands as they believed the leaders were not prioritizing the welfare of Kenyans.

“There are politicians who reached out to us to kill the story before it run. These politicians sit amongst you. They debate with you. They will likely be investigating along with you.

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“But from where I sit, they do not have the honest and right intentions of the public at heart,” he stated.

Namu disclosed this information amidst the ongoing inquiries into the fertilizer controversy. According to reports from farmers nationwide, there are suspicions that the distributed fertilizers might have been adulterated with stones.

There is suspicion that unethical entrepreneurs exploited the government subsidy scheme to generate profits, jeopardizing the nation’s food security in the process.

At the same time, some government officials have challenged the accusations of counterfeit fertilizer, dismissing them as a tactic of propaganda intended to undermine President William Ruto’s agricultural initiatives.

“Fertilisers being issued by the government have been tested and we have the analysis. They have been inspected and determined to be good for use. We cannot allow a situation where farmers are being duped,” he stated.

The Chief Secretary is anticipated to testify before the agriculture committee during the inquiries, providing insights from the government’s standpoint.

John-Allan Namu Reveals How Politicians Tried to Block Exposé on Fertiliser

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