In Summary
  • This followed the intervention of Kenya border management committee, which held a crisis meeting at the border town town to address the problem.
  • The committee has agreed to look into grievances raised by Kenyan traders and give a comprehensive report in a week's time.

A sense of business normalcy slowly returned at Namanga border town after three days of standoff as Kenyan traders decried harassment by Tanzania authorities.

This followed the intervention of Kenya border management committee, who held a crisis meeting at the border town town to address the problem.

The committee comprises officers Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Kenya Bureau of Standards officers and other government agencies manning the border.

The committee has agreed to look into grievances raised by Kenyan traders and give a comprehensive report in a week's time.

"The grievances are being addressed by the border management committee to get to the root course of the standoff.

Losses

The three-day standoff has caused traders losses running into millions of shillings.

We would like Kenyan traders to use the committee as dispute resolution mechanism instead of barricading roads,’’ said David Kipkemei, Kajiado county commissioner who was acting as the committee spokesperson.

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