Tanzania Sugar Being Smuggled to Kenya: The Spillover Effect.

Tanzania Sugar Being Smuggled to Kenya: The Spillover Effect.

 

 

A shortage of sugar in Kenya has pushed up prices for the commodity in the neighboring country, creating an incentive for smugglers to flout procedures and illegally export big consignments of the sweetener over the northern border.  Henry Jefferson Ogoi wrote on a post on Facebook

Reports from Kagera Region yesterday said some 13 tonnes of sugar have been seized by authorities as smugglers sought to illegally cross the border to Kenya with the consignment.
The price of a kilogramme of sugar has risen from 140 Kenyan shillings to between Ksh 165 and Ksh 190 (over 4,100 Tanzanian Shillings).
Kenyans are paying more for maize flour, dry maize, milk, rice, cooking oil, cereals, dry beans, tomatoes and potatoes and have began crossing the border to buy food- The Guardian.

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