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Uganda cries foul over Kenya ban on poultry

24 December 2018

UGANDA - Kenya retained its January 2017 ban on poultry from Uganda, even though Kampala had contained an avian flu outbreak by March 2017

This contravenes East African Community rules, which provide for the free movement of goods and services within the region.

Uganda's Assistant Commissioner in charge of Veterinary Regulation and Enforcement Doris Kiconco said that Kenyan officials visited Uganda in October 2017 to assess the efforts made in containing the outbreak, but Kampala was surprised when no action was taken to lift the ban.

"We have written several letters requesting that the ban be lifted officially, but we have never received a response," said Dr Kiconco.


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