Nairobi Star (Nairobi)
22 November 2011Kenyan traders at the Namanga town are accusing Tanzanian authorities of double-edged application of the law on goods crossing the common border.
They claimed Tanzanian authorities at the border have been arresting them every time they crossed the border with goods such as sugar, maize meal and cooking fat and yet traders from Tanzania were allowed to cross from the Kenyan side with all types of merchandise without any interference.
One kilogramme of sugar costs Sh200 at Namanga town, while the same amount can be bought at Sh100 on the other side of Tanzania and local businessmen have been unsuccessfully attempting to import the stuff. Efforts to get a comment from the High Commission of Tanzania in Nairobi were fruitless as no one could answer our calls.
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