Kenyan long-distance truck drivers and clearing agents at the Malaba border in Busia County, have raised concern over the slow pace of clearance by the Ugandan customs authorities.
The drivers say they have had to spend 2-3 nights after delivering cargo to Uganda and other countries in the great lakes region.
The drivers said the queues stretch from Malaba border to Tororo, 15kms away, adding that as a result, thieves have taken advantage to siphon fuel from the trucks at night.
A custom official urged the drivers to use the Lwakhakha border Post which is less congested.
They now want the Kenyan authorities to talk to their Ugandan counterparts with a view to providing security for the drivers.
The Ugandan government last Sunday declared a lockdown as a way of fighting the spread of Coronavirus pandemic.
Among the measures taken, is the ban on all forms of transport except those transporting Cargo.