Truck Drivers in 35 km jam at Kenya/Uganda border over COVID-19

A 21-mile-long (35 km) column of trucks lined a major highway between Kenya and Uganda on Saturday, a sea of diesel engines and goods headed west but stopped at the border for time-consuming coronavirus tests.

The drivers, stuck on portions of highway between Eldoret, Kenya and the border town of Malaba, told Zenger News that Kenyan authorities are denying them access to food, water and lodging. Most of them sleep in their trucks. There are no toilet facilities.

Drivers with positive tests are turned back. Even for those who test negative, there’s no clear path to proceed. And the backup grows longer by the hour.



By: WashingtonAndBeyond (1029.30)

Tags: Kenya, Uganda, Trade, Truckers

Location: Kenya