Kilifi based businesswoman involved in the controversial Sh17billion diesel import dispute was today found safe in Nyayo Estate, Nairobi.
She had been missing since last week shortly after she recorded a statement at the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) headquarters along Kiambu Road.
Speaking to the media after a court session in Mombasa, she revealed that she was threatened about revealing details of her capture.
The businesswoman revealed that she was forced into a vehicle after leaving the investigation agency headquarters which was driven off the tarmac road after some time.
At dusk on Thursday last week, she says the vehicle stopped in an area she could not recognize and another large one as per her description came before she was blindfolded and drove away.
Further, she explained that she was taken to a room with two guards and had a mattress where she spent the night and questioned the following morning about the Oil consignment.
Njeri said that yesterday, she was taken to Embakasi Police Station where she was reunited with her lawyer.
Galana Energies who were contracted by Amarco have laid claim to the 100,000 metric tons of diesel that they claim they sourced from Saudi Arabia.
The businesswoman got a High Court order from Justice Magare Kizito barring the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) and Kenya Pipeline from offloading the said fuel.
Yesterday, November 13, 2023, KPA issued a statement disowning the businesswoman as the owner of the said fuel.
KPA said the cargo held is manifested at 93,460.46 MT contrary to 84 MT as claimed by Ann’s Import and Exports Limited adding that this was only 0.09% of the product carried by the ship.
According to KPA the loading of the ship happened on October 9, 2023 while documents by Ann’s Import and Export Enterprises Limited show that the loading happened between September 26 and September 28, 2023, before commencing the journey to Kenya where it arrived on October 11, 2023.
It also claimed that while the company indicated they were importing diesel, it was contrary to what the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) had cleared them for as they claimed that the Standards authority cleared them to import gasoil.
“Copies of MT Haigui’s ownership at KPA do not show Ann’s Import and Export Enterprises Limited as the owner. The origin of the cargo is indicated as the Azerbaijan Republic loaded at Jeddah contrary to the actual origin being Yanbu in Saudi Arabia.” KPA said in a statement.
Today, Njeri appeared before Justice Ann Ong’injo seeking directions on the said case.
In their response, Galana Energies has claimed they are the real owners of the fuel and are legally contracted by the government to import fuel products.