The Republic of Kenya has lifted the ban on poultry products from Uganda following recent talks between the neighbors’ heads of states.
Harry Kimutai the Kenyan Livestock Principal Secretary said Ugandans are now free to bring in products to Kenya.
He added however that an official communication will be made on the measures put in place to control the viral influenza disease that led to the ban.
Kimutai also revealed that the beef exports to Uganda have resumed after Uganda lifted the decade long ban.
“It’s now official that Ugandan poultry products can be exported to Kenya without restrictions that have been in place for two years now but we are on the look out for any poultry diseases”.
In 2017 Kenya allowed only three firms from Uganda to export chicken products after they met the conditions set to eliminate and curb the spread of the virus.
Speaking yesterday at the launch of the dairy Industry awards scheme in Kenya, Kimutai said lifting the ban will help boost the region’s economy.
The development comes at a time when Uganda is enjoying a trade surplus with the East African Community (EAC) and the rest of Africa.
Kenyan banned Ugandan poultry products in 2017 after the outbreak of bird flu and swine flu was confirmed in the country.