According to Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (Kephis) Managing director Theophilus Mutui, the agency, in collaboration with other government authorities, has managed to ensure proper documentation, curbing interceptions of exported produce. In months past, Mutui disclosed, notifications have reduced by between 13 and 70 per cent on fresh produce exports intended for the EU market.

Josiah Syanda, Kephis acting deputy director in charge of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport station said notifications due to harmful organisms and diseases had decreased to 3 at the end of October 2023, compared to 10 the same period last year. Warnings on fresh produce exports due to lack of proper documentation reduced by 13 per cent from 23 in 2022 to 20 as at the end of October 2023, he stated.