DPP orders release of OCP Kenya’s fertiliser cargo
THE Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) in Kenya, has dropped charges leveled against OCP Kenya and its officers on June 22, 2018.
This development is in context of a procedure designed to erase the unfounded allegations against them. The DPP also ordered the immediate and unconditional release of the fertiliser cargo that had been the subject of the charges.
While reacting in a statement made available to SundayTribune on Saturday, OCP Group welcomed the deciosion of the Kenyan judiciary, which have acknowledged after rigorous examination of the evidence and arguments presented by OCP including test results from international laboratories the full and complete conformity of the fertiliser cargo to Kenyan regulations and standards, thus demonstrating clearly that OCP kenya and its officers had conscientiously respected the quality standards set by Kenyan government authorities.
“We particularly note that these fertilisers adapted to the specific needs of local crops and soils were developed in partnership with Kenyan laboratories and research institutes for the benefit of Kenya farmers.
“This exoneration serves to reaffirm the OCP Group’s rigorous quality control and respect for national and international regulations and quality standards, as well as its strong commitment to reasoned fertilisation in service of sustainable agriculture.” The statetement read.