The Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) has invalidated claims by Ann Njeri Njoroge surrounding the disputed multi-billion oil consignment.
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Ann Njeri Njoroge who disappeared hours after leaving the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) alleges ownership but KPA says otherwise.
Ann Njoroge versus KPA
Njoroge, through her legal advisors Cliff Ombeta argues that she is the legal owner of the 100,000 metric tons of oil worth about Ksh. 17 billion, offloaded at the port of Mombasa.
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Nonetheless, KPA, in an explanation on Monday, November 13, claimed that the oil was brought into the country by Aramco Trading Fujairah Company in consultation with the government of Kenya.
Benjamin Tayari, the incumbent board chair at KPA, noted that Ann’s Import and Export Enterprises Limited, whose cargo was linked to the missing businesswoman, was not approved during the exercise carried out in late September.
“Information and records in our possession show that MT Maigui loaded her cargo of Gasoil totaling 93,460.46 Metric Tons (under 4 Bills of Lading serialized 13768-000010 -13) between 26th and 28th September 2023 at Yanbui – Samref terminal, after which she departed for anchorage at Jeddah where she arrived on 29th October for cargo dopping and sampling. On 30th September 2023, she departed for Mombasa.”KPA boss.
Officials claim that various documents submitted by Njoroge’s firm are invalid.
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Meanwhile, Lawyer Ombeta told the media that Njoroge disappeared after she was advised by Energy Cabinet Secretary Davis Chirchir to report her complaint to the DCI.
“Her phone is off and no one can trace her. The officers say they don’t know anything about her. 24 hours later Njeri has not been presented before any court.”Lawyer Cliff Ombeta.
Efforts to trace her whereabouts are ongoing pending investigations into the matter.
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Ann Njoroge versus KPA lawsuit is attracting undivided attention at a time when oil prices are at a ceiling high.