This is pure punditry!

Just hours after the announcement of the new Birr notes & the PM incentivized the police to engage in 'blessed robbery' three Somali livestock & small-time traders, carrying 200k, 130k & 30k, got their cash confiscated at Tog-Wajaale border town.
It is common for small traders from Tog-Wajaale to all the way to Moyale to cross the border by foot to sell their livestock & other commodities & come back with the proceeds of their trade. But since the police are in heist-mode, they are now harrasing poor hardworking citizens.
Does anyone think that piles of illicit cash in sacks and in Roto containers are sitting somewhere that banknotes had to be changed to disrupt?

That's just nonsense. If you wanna stop corruption, there are other effective ways to do it than harassing already struggling citizens.
This just follows the same long trend of abuse & disenfranchisement by past regimes.

Menelik Zemechas — raided cattle & other livestock

Derg Zergogebi — poor pastoralists got robbed of their possessions under the pretext of being inflitrators

Woyane — Contraband

And now this!

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