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Tanzania seizes 10,000 cows from Uganda, Kenya – to be auctioned off

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Tanzanian authorities have seized more than 10,000 head of cattle that had strayed into the country from Uganda and Rwanda, a cabinet minister told Parliament on Monday.

The country’s minister for livestock and fisheries, Mr Luhaga Mpina, said the cattle would be auctioned in a similar manner as the ones recently seized on the Tanzania-Kenya border.

The minister made the remarks in Parliament when contributing to discussion on the national development plan for 2018/19. Some MPs had asked the minister what would be done with the stray animals.

The government recently auctioned 1,325 head of cattle owned by Kenyans after the animals strayed into the country.

Mr Mpina accused Ugandan and Rwandan pastoralists of violating Tanzanian law by driving their animals to graze beyond their borders.

Stable

But the minister was quick to explain that relations between Tanzania and other East African Community (EAC) member states were stable.

His remarks come a week after the Kenyan government formally protested to Tanzania over what Nairobi terms “a policy shift that condones hostile actions against Kenyan citizens and their business interests”.

Kenya’s Foreign Affairs Political and Diplomatic Secretary Tom Amolo criticised Tanzania’s decision to burn chicks imported from Kenya as well as auction animals from Kenyan herders without involving authorities in Nairobi.

He said such actions risked soiling historical relations between the two countries.

Livestock and Fisheries Minister Luhaga Mpina said the cattle would be auctioned in a similar manner as the ones recently seized from Kenyans on the Tanzania-Kenya border.

AUCTION

The minister made the remarks in Parliament when contributing to a discussion on the national development plan for 2018/19.

The government recently auctioned 1,325 head of cattle owned by Kenyan herders, saying they were grazing in Tanzania illegally.

Mr Mpina accused Ugandan and Rwandan pastoralists of violating Tanzanian law by driving their animals to graze beyond their borders.

But the minister was quick to explain that relations between Tanzania and other East African Community (EAC) member states were stable.

POLICY

His remarks come a week after the Kenyan government formally protested to Tanzania over what Nairobi terms “a policy shift that condones hostile actions against Kenyan citizens and their business interests”.

Mr Tom Amolo, Kenya’s Political and Diplomatic Secretary in the Foreign Affairs ministry, criticised Tanzania’s decision to burn chicks imported from Kenya as well as auction animals from Kenyan herders without involving authorities in Nairobi.

He said such actions risked soiling historical relations between the two countries.

RETALIATION?

The Kenyan Maasai community also reportedly recently seized at least 4,000 head of cattle from Tanzania, ostensibly in retaliation.

Commissioner of Kajiado County in southern Kenya, Harsama Kello, said he was trying to stop the Maasai community in Kenya from confiscating cattle from Tanzania as an act of revenge.

Minister Mpina said the Tanzanian government was not aware of the incident.

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2 Comments to Tanzania seizes 10,000 cows from Uganda, Kenya – to be auctioned off

  1. Alexander Bisio says:

    Both commenters proved your point. Unfortunately, many people do not see injustice until it lands at their door step. This is sad, because as Christians we are called to live a compassionate life, speaking out for the voiceless, housing the homeless, feeding the hungry, etc. We don’t get to cherry-pick what social or moral injustice we speak out on. There are no asterisks in the bible. And let me add this, from the founding of this country many institutions, policies, and laws have made a “statement” against people of color. The declaration of independence states “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”. This was written in 1776, during the height of slavery. It is not impossible that this great country of ours, could say one thing and do another. Just because it does not affect you, does not make it a lie, a falsehood or a race card. Many “Christians” are going to miss out on heaven because of their hardened hearts and their allegiance to political ideology and power over true selfless Christianity.LikeLiked by 3 people

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