A clearing agent stationed at the Busia border on Tuesday, July 18, made a significant decision by refusing to process a truck from Uganda destined for Kenya.
The agent suspected that the vehicle was carrying weapons, leading to concerns about potential harm to innocent Kenyans.
The agent revealed that the truck was set to enter the country without undergoing any inspection at the border, following directives from higher-ranking officials.
At the time of this article’s publication, the specific contents of the truck had not been disclosed.
However, the agent emphasized the necessity of inspecting the vehicle to ensure public safety and adhere to the rules regarding shipments entering the country.
The border agents were determined not to allow the truck to pass without clear details about its cargo.
The official insisted that no vehicle could be cleared at the border without the appropriate documentation. Consequently, the suggestion was made to return the truck to the scanning area for proper clearance.
The official expressed gratitude towards the officers who declined to allow the truck to cross the border without proper documentation, highlighting their concern for the well-being of Kenyans.
The situation gained attention when Azimio Rarieda MP, Otiende Amollo, claimed that foreign security agents had escorted the truck to the border post.
He questioned why the truck was refusing scanning and processing, suspecting that it may be carrying arms despite claims that it was empty.