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Kenya to lift ban on poultry imports from Uganda

  • 02 Feb, 2019
  • Kenya

Kenya says it will lift the ban on poultry imports from neighboring Uganda. It follows reports that the outbreak of bird flu in Uganda was now under control.

Kenya’s Livestock Principal Secretary Harry Kimutai announced the decision this week. But that is however dependent on a confirmation from the World Health Organization (W.H.O).

Kenya imposed the ban after the outbreak of Avian Flu was first detected in ducks on the Uganda’s side of the lake Volta at Lutembe beach near Entebbe.

Avian influenza virus occurs naturally among wild aquatic birds worldwide and can infect domestic poultry and other birds and animal species.

Currently, only three Ugandan firms namely Hudani Manji Holdings, SR Afrochick and Kukuchic are allowed to export their poultry products to Kenya after a partial lift in August 2017.

Source: https://africafeeds.com/2019/02/01/kenya-to-lift-ban-on-poultry-imports-from-uganda/

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