HOMA-BAY – Police in Homa Bay County have impounded a lorry illegally transporting 7,800 crates of eggs from Uganda.
Initial police reports valued the eggs to be worth Ksh.2.7 million.
Detectives impounded the lorry on the Mbita-Homa Bay road when its driver tried to evade customs and immigration officers from inspecting it.
According to Homa Bay County Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) officer Abed Kavoo, the lorry came into the country illegally.
Kavoo said the driver attempted to evade a police road roadblock at Mbita by speeding off towards Homa Bay town, but the officers engaged in pursuit for more than 50 kilometers.
The officers reportedly drove past the lorry and lay another road block at Rodi Kopany, but when the driver tried to evade that one as well, they fired two shots and deflated its tires.
The driver and another person onboard then abandoned the lorry and disappeared into the darkness.
The officers then towed the lorry to the Homa Bay Police Station. It was then established that it was ferrying eggs without valid documents.
The DCI have launched further investigations into the matter. Kavoo added that they were in persuit of the driver and if arrested, will be charged in court.
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