500 CONTAINERS BOUND FOR UGANDA HELD UP


More than 500 containers with goods bound for Uganda are still held up in the country due to the election-linked violence, Kenya's Transport Permanent Secretary Gerishon Ikiara said Wednesday.


Violence that erupted in Kenya after last year’s disputed election had nearly brought the transport network in the country and the region to a standstill. The violence, which has seen rowdy youths erecting illegal roadblocks and vandalising the Kenya-Uganda railway, has caused transport delays.

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In turn, several cargo and fuel trucks bound for the neighbouring countries have been stuck in Kenya, which is a transit point for several countries including Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi.
Mr Ikiara also said the repairs on the railway had commenced, and that the Nairobi-Kisumu route through Nakuru was now operational.



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