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How cross-border illicit beer trade is hurting revenue collections in Kenya and Uganda

20 March 2020 by Patrick Jaramogi 

This story shows how the lapse in the law coupled by porous border points and tax difference is fuelling cross-border beer smuggling between Uganda and Kenya.

It depicts the colossal sums of revenues lost due to the illicit alcohol trade that is thriving between Busia, and Malaba, Uganda’s main border points and leading import from the sea route.

The cross-border beer bmuggling is hurting revenue collections in Kenya and Uganda and has according to local authorities infringed on adequate provision of social amenities that is crucial for the community development.

The investigations revealed that the vice that has been going over the years is escalating amidst little attention by both nations, leading to substantial consequences such as reported low development in the communities neighbouring both nations.

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