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Thieves in Uganda use South Sudan number plates to steal cars, police say

Police have revealed that thieves are using South Sudan number
plates to steal Ugandan vehicles to feed the Kenya black market.

Mr Michael Odongo, the regional police
spokesperson for East Kyoga, said thieves have taken advantage of the roaming
vehicles from South Sudan to disguise stolen Ugandan cars with fake South Sudan
number plates that they sell to Kenya.

He said a resident of Mbale was arrested on
the Tororo-Busia highway on his way to Kenya on Tuesday morning, with a vehicle
stolen from Soroti the night before.
“When thieves steal cars from Uganda, they replace the number plates with those
of South Sudan before they set off to Kenya,” he explained.

“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,” Mr
Odongo said.

He said such trickery has been making their
operations difficult.
Mr Odongo said this following the fresh incidents of car theft in Soroti where
three cases have been registered in only one week.
He said the car that was stolen that night belonged to Mr David Omeke, a
resident of Nakatunya Ward, Western Division in Soroti Municipality.

“This vehicle was stolen at Mr Omeke’s of residence in Nakatunya before it was intercepted on Tuesday morning in Tororo,” he said. 
One of the officers working with The Flying Squad department in East Kyoga said a premio in a good mechanical condition is sold in the Kenyan black market at Shs1.5 million and a Subaru at Shs4 million only.

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Via Daily Monitor

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