Kenya – Uganda border closed over Coronavirus

Uganda has closed its borders with Kenya as part of measures to contain the possible spread of the Coronavirus. 

Uganda’s immigration is only allowing truck drivers ferrying essential goods to the landlocked nation barring even those seeking to cross by foot.

President Yoweri Museveni has ordered all borders closed and even those seeking to cross from Kenya to the Uganda by foot are not allowed entry.

But those operating businesses along the common border are crying foul, terming the measures drastic.

They say the directive will have a toll on their lives as they depend heavily on cross-border  business for survival.

Meanwhile a section of residents from Kiambaa Sub County are calling on the Director of Criminal Investigation to investigate people using social media to discredit their local member of parliament.

The groups clam some politicians have hired youth to demonize their MP Paul Koinange as a corrupt leader yet they have no facts and Transport was paralyzed for hours along the busy Mai Mahiu-Narok highway after locals blocked part of the road to protest what they termed as grabbing of their legally owned land.

The irate Kidong residents claimed that people known to them have grabbed 75,000 hectare piece of land that belongs to the community.

Elsewhere, Miraa traders in Mandera town Sunday morning engaged police in running battles over ban of the product in the region.

The angry demonstrators barricaded roads leading into Mandera town by, burning tyres.

Police tear gassed the protesters with one person reportedly injured during the skirmishes.

 

  

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