Rogue Benjamin Mosbey Kuto charged with Sh 19M Fertilizer Theft

Famous Kenyan  farmer accused of deceiving the NCPB depot that he had a farm measuring 1050 acres hence obtaining 4304 bags of fertilizer fraudulently was on Thursday charged before a Nairobi court.

Mr.Benjamin Mosbey Kuto is accused of using tricks to acquire the said bags of fertiliser.

The court heard that he approached the Board that he has a land measuring 1050 acres on which he was carrying out crop farming, a claim he knew was false.

He allegedly committed the offence on dates between July 31 and October 6 2023 at various NCPBs in the country.

The prosecution said that the accused using the fraudulent tricks obtained 4,304 bags of fertilizer worth Sh21,520,000 but subsidized by the Government to a price of Sh10,760,000.

The NCPB believes that Kuto could not have obtained the fertilizer were it not for the fraudulent tricks.

He appeared before Milimani Chief Magistrate Lucas Onyina and denied the charges.

The requested to be released on bail which was opposed by the prosecution.

He has been remanded at the Industrial Area prison until Friday for the hearing of his bond application.