Ugandan car thieves sell hijacked vehicles on Kenya’s black market. They use South Sudan number plates to sell the cars.
According to regional police spokesman Michael Odongo, the criminals took advantage of weak border controls to transport the stolen vehicles.
“We have decided to start impounding all vehicles bearing South Sudan number plates for verification, because we have realised that most of those vehicles are stolen from Ugandan citizens,” Odongo stated.
He also added that it was hard for the police to recover the vehicles.
The police are applying new counter-measures after several cars were stolen in Soroti.