Busia One Stop Border Post

The Busia One Stop Border Post. The western region is a thriving hub for contraband from Uganda and Tanzania, with most of the goods finding their way into Kenya through porous borders.

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Smuggling thrives in Western Kenya, with connivance of corrupt officers

What you need to know:

  • Smugglers enjoy protection of unscrupulous custom officers, corrupt police and government officials.
  • Some islands on Lake Victoria are notorious facilitators of the illegal trade that denies Kenya millions in lost tax.

A 19-year-old boy was shot dead on September 20 in a commotion between police officers and a rowdy group as Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) officers attempted to seize contraband in Kakamega County.


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