Nic Hailey joins Kenyan authorities in Mombasa who are intercepting stolen cars shipped from the UK

Nic Hailey and Julius Court in Mombasa
Nic Hailey and Julius Court in Mombasa. Photo: Twitter/UKinKenya

Following yesterday’s visit to Kilifi, British High Commissioner Nic Hailey and Department for International Development (DfID) country head Julius Court kicked off a visit to Mombasa with calls on the County Commissioner and Deputy Governor Dr William Kingi.

Nic Hailey and Julius Court in Mombasa
Nic Hailey and Julius Court met with Mombasa County Commissioner and Deputy Governor Dr William Kingi. Photo: Twitter/UKinKenya

Discussions focussed on work the UK and Mombasa are doing together to support local people.

Nic Hailey and Julius Court in Mombasa
Nic Hailey and Julius Court with Dr William Kingi. Photo: Twitter/UKinKenya

Later, Mr Hailey visited Mombasa Port, where he saw how the UK National Crime Agency and the Kenya Revenue Authority have been working together to recover stolen vehicles which had been shipped from the UK.

Nic Hailey in Mombasa
Nic Hailey joins authorities in Mombasa for the opening of two containers containing stolen cars from the UK. Photo: Twitter/UKinKenya

The two agencies have been working together to better identify of containers that contain stolen and contraband goods entering Kenya.

During his time with the authorities, the High Commissioner witnessed the opening of two containers containing stolen cars from Britain which will now be returned to their owners.

Stolen UK cars in Mombasa
Two containers holding two stolen cars from the UK were opened during Mr Hailey’s visit to Mombasa Port. Photos: Twitter/UKinKenya

British Government is also supporting the development of Mombasa Port through TradeMark East Africa, including the new Port Reitz road which is easing congestion on roads to and from this gateway to East Africa.

Mr Hailey rounded off his day by appearing on Pwani FM where he spoke about the UK supported Mombasa County Action plan, which is bringing together relevant parties to deliver security at a community level.

“We want to support security in Kenya which works for all people,” the High Commissioner said.

Nic Hailey on Pwani FM
Nic Hailey discussing British support for the Coastal Region of Kenya on Pwani FM. Photo: Twitter/UKinKenya

He went on to list the issues which Britain is helping to support in Kenya’s coastal region including infrastructure, health, education, jobs and investment.

Reiterating UK support for Kenya’s fight against corruption, Mr Hailey told radio listeners that key to tackling corruption is unlocking investment and opportunities.

“If big people end up in jail, we will know this campaign has succeeded,” Mr Hailey said.

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