By Juma Magino
Kenya and Uganda police have recovered a stolen Sino truck belonging to Wagagai Company, a gold mining company in Busia district that is undertaking the extraction and processing of gold.
The truck registration number UBJ 249L was recovered in Kisi in Kenya, by police with changed number plates.
Michael Kibwika, the Busia Resident Commissioner, told our reporter on 28/3/2023 at his office that they had worked with the Kenya police to recover the truck whose number plates had been changed to KCG854Q.
Michael Kibwika, however, says they have also beefed up security at the company to ensure the investor and his equipment are safe.
The truck, according to the RDC, was taken from the parking yard at the company premises located in Alupe village, Buteba Sub County and driven to Kenya through the porous borders by suspects who are still at large. Buteba Sub County is entirely bordered by Kenya with many porous entry points between the two countries.
Wagagai gold mining, a Chinese mining firm that has invested over 200 million US dollars in the extraction and process of gold, has been hit with various cases of theft with most of its assets sneaked to neighboring Kenya.
Adam Wang, a worker at the company says the swiftness of the police has been key in helping them curb some of the cases of theft.