The mystery of the stolen mimosa

6 June 2013

On May 19 a container EISU 3659326 with 15 tons of mimosa extract was trucked from Nairobi to Mombassa for embarkation to Bangladesh.

The container never reached Mombassa and has to be considered stolen. The container never reached Mombassa and has to be considered stolen. Actually there is no trace of the truck with license number KBT 257R nor its trailer ZD9993.

According to Leather International sources, the driver Francis Mulinge does not answer his phone and the transport company MP Enterprises neither. The mimosa power is packed in 25kg bales with the brand-name Kentan, which does not circulate in Africa.

The Kenyan tanning industry appealed to our source about the disappearance of their raw material, I appeal to them and their colleagues in Ethiopia, as tanners in these countries are the most likely to be approached by the thieves, to inform Sam Setter at in case they are offered to buy the Kentan branded mimosa bags.

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