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Mix-up as gov’t hints Kenyan truckers have been denied entry into Tanzania at Holili


The government of Kenya has indicated that Kenyan some truck drivers have been denied entry into Tanzania in retaliation for the closure of the Kenya-Tanzanian border.

Cabinet Secretary for the East African Community Adan Mohamed said the government is aware of the situation especially at the Holili crossing border.

Mohamed said despite the situation Kenya will continue allowing truckers from Tanzania to come into the country only when they test negative for the Coronavirus.

“We are aware that there are a few trucks of Kenyan registration that have been denied access and entry into Tanzania, but we have not stopped processing vehicles coming into Kenya from Tanzania. They are isolated cases and we are doing with them and we hope we will be able to solve that,” Mohamed said.

The move was made after President Pombe Magufuli angrily reacted to his counterpart President Uhuru Kenyatta’s move to close the border with Tanzania.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe also revealed that out of 214 positive cases detected at the Kenya-Tanzania boarder points, 182 are foreigners.

All these foreigners were denied entry into Kenya as directed by President Uhuru.

Kagwe also dismissed claims made by Tanzania that Kenyan truck drivers are not tested before entering Tanzanian territories, saying all the Kenyan drivers are tested before being allowed to proceed into Tanzania.


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