Covid-19 testing hitch holds cargo at Malaba and Busia

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Nation | by Gerald Andae

A shortage of Covid-19 testing reagent at the Malaba and Busia borders has affected movement of goods between Kenya and Uganda, with lorry traffic stretching over 30 kilometres from the crossing point.

Currently, the backlog of trucks headed to Busia border starts at Mundika town, 15 kilometres away, while congestion at the Malaba border post is exceeding 30 kilometres, according to the East African Business Council (EABC).

The regional business lobby urged East African Community member states to restock the reagents quickly to avoid further delays in clearance…

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