All Cargo to Uganda, Rwanda and S.Sudan to be Switched to Rail

As a key measure to curb cross border transmissions of COVID-19, transit cargo destined for Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan from Kenya will be transported by Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) from June 1st, the Kenyan government has said. Fuel products will be transported by pipeline to Kisumu and thereafter by lake Victoria to Port Bell or Jinja. The number of positive coronavirus cases among truck drivers who transport cargo across East Africa has been high prompting Kenya to close its borders with Somalia and Tanzania.

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