Kenya has lifted the ban it placed on poultry imports from neighboring Uganda.
The ban was imposed two years ago following reports of the outbreak of bird flu in Uganda.
But the outbreak is now under control paving way for the ban to be lifted, according to Kenyan officials.
Kenya’s Livestock Principal Secretary Harry Kimutai announced the decision in February this year.
The country was awaiting a confirmation from the World Health Organization (W.H.O) on the severity of the bird flu.
Initially only three Ugandan firms namely Hudani Manji Holdings, SR Afrochick and Kukuchic were allowed to export their poultry products to Kenya after a partial lift in August 2017.
A Ugandan poultry official James Kiwalabye, was quoted by Daily Monitor as saying that farmers have been allowed to export eggs to Kenya.
He adds that despite this there are still challenges in the area of exporting dressed chicken and day-old chicks.
“The market has a lot of processes to be followed, especially when it comes to dressed chicken and exporting day-old chicks,” he said.
Avian influenza virus occurs naturally among wild aquatic birds worldwide and can infect domestic poultry and other birds and animal species.