German authorities are looking for six million protective masks they say have gone missing in Kenya.
The airports authority say the masks never arrived at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and the German claim is fake news.
It isn’t clear why the masks, produced by a German manufacturer, were sent to the German army via Kenya.
The German government has not paid any money in the transaction.
The German authorities are investigating whether this was theft at the Kenyan airport or the manufacturer deciding it was more profitable to sell the masks elsewhere.
The Kenyan Health Ministry has refused to comment on the missing equipment.
The COVID19 pandemic has made protective masks a valuable commodity traded like rare spices or minerals.