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A report by the Auditor General has revealed that the Kenya Seed Company stocked different varieties of maize infected with the Maize Lethal Necrosis Disease amounting to losses of about 218 Million shillings.

According to a report by a local daily,the report by Auditor-General showed that Kenya Seed Company (KSC) made provision of Sh250,177,000 for obsolete stocks in the statement of profit and loss and other comprehensive income.

“Examination of records made available for audit revealed that varieties of raw maize worth Sh217,848,520 was infected with MLND and slow germination as reported by the Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (Kephis),” the report dated June 17, 2019 was quoted by the local news outlet.

Responding to this news, Greenpeace Africa’s Food for Life Campaigner Claire Nasike has said that it is such a shame that the Kenya Seed Company trusted with producing top quality seeds stocked infected maize seeds.

“This action …