Revenge? Kenya Seizes Uganda’s Lorry With Eggs Worth UGX27Million

Revenge? Kenya Seizes Uganda’s Lorry With Eggs Worth UGX27Million

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By Spy Uganda Correspondent

Nairobi: Police in Kenya’s Homa Bay County has said that it is has impounded an Uganda lorry with floppy eggs worth Sh2.7 million.

The police says now is hunting for a driver and turn boy who were transporting the eggs being intercepted near Rodi Kopany township, they jumped off the lorry and disappeared into bushes.

Homa Bay County DCI officer Abed Kavoo said the eggs were brought into Kenya illegally. “It seemed the driver knew he was in an illegal business and that is why he could not stop the lorry for security check-in Mbita,” Kavoo said.

He said the goods lacked approval documents. “They used shortcuts. We are still looking for them so they can face the law,” said Kavoo.

The DCI officer said registration of the vehicle at the National Transport and Safety Authority showed the owner is a resident of South Nyanza in Kenya.

“We suspect the eggs were being ferried to one of the South Nyanza counties,” Kavoo said.

The development comes few days after Uganda Fisheries Protection Unit (FPU) seized five Keyan trucks carrying fish worth KShs50m (about Shs1.5b).

Kenyans tried to inform Ugandan Authorities that trucks that were intercepted at Mpondwe border in Kasese District were just using Ugandan routes to transport their fish to the Democratic Republic of Congo but Uganda insisted that could not tolerate Kenya’s illegalities.

Constant trade wars among EAC partner states cast doubt over the future of integration not only in the EAC but in Africa as a whole. Two months ago, Kenya slapped a seven percent levy on milk imports from Uganda, further straining relations between the two EAC countries.

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