Produced ‘only for Kenya’ salt donated for COVID-19 in Uganda

Kaysalt is manufactured in Kenya

Mukono, Uganda | URN | Mukono Internal Security Ogranisation (ISO) is investigating circumstances under which over 200kgs of salt meant to be consumed only in Kenya was donated as relief food items in Uganda.

Mukono resident district commissioner (RDC) Fred Bamwine says the salt was donated to the district COVID-19 task force by an undisclosed Non-Government Organisation (NGO).

The Kaysalt Premium brand was exclusively produced for consumption in Kenya. According to Bamwine, they suspect that the salt could have been smuggled into the country through Lake Victoria.

He says the food relief committee led by Fred Yiga, the former Interpol Director in Uganda Police Force found a seal on the salt limiting its consumption to only Kenyans, which prompted them to withhold it.

The Mukono district ISO officer, Frank Mpaulo, says intelligence teams have started investigating how the salt ended up in Uganda. He says their findings will inform their next course of action.

Kaysalt - For Sale in Kenya Only
Salt donated in Uganda from Kenya with inscriptions; “For Sale In Kenya Only’

Fred Gonja, the secretary Katosi landing site, says it possible some smuggle goods into the country using the lake.

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“Sometimes people run out of fuel on the lake and that is when they cross into the country. Many come unnoticed and that’s when maybe even goods can be smuggled by traders,” Gonja said.