Kenya destroys 20,000 tonnes of condemned Zimbabwean sugar

Kenyan authorities have destroyed 20,000 tonnes of condemned brown sugar, worth US$12 million, imported from Zimbabwe three years ago.

According to the media report, the brown sugar was packed in 40 containers of 500 metric tonnes each and docked at the Port of Mombasa on July 15, 2018. It was kept at the Kilindini customs warehouse.

As per the notice, “Pursuant to the provisions of sections 42 and 248 of the East African Community Customs Management Act, 2004, notice is given that the undermentioned condemned goods shall be disposed by way of destruction on August 3, 2021.”

To meet the domestic demand about 300,000 metric tonnes of sugar is imported in Kenya from other African countries every year. Kenya also imports sugar from India, Thailand, Mauritius and Brazil apart from Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa).

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