President Uhuru Kenyatta and Uganda President Yoweri Museveni have agreed to increase border points to ease transportation between Kenya and Uganda. Speaking after holding bilateral talks at State House, Mombasa, the two leaders affirmed the need for more border posts. “Our one-stop border post at Busia and the improvement of infrastructure process points at Malaba and Lwakhakha have born fruits,” said President Kenyatta, “Even as we have discussed today we need to ensure we increase the number of border posts along our common border.”
He said this will help the border communities don’t travel far and encourage illegal movement. President Museveni said he is conversant with all the border crossings including Busia, Lwakhakha, “Once we have more border points, I appeal to East Africans, also use the legal points..because now you’ll have no excuse,” he said.
President Kenyatta highlighted that the standard gauge railway has helped cut the time taken to transport goods to Nairobi, and he urged Uganda to join Kenya in the joint development of the SGR to ensure it continues to Kampala in Uganda. His Uganda counterpart said the SGR project shows the Kenyan government has not only reinforced Kenya’s economy but also the hinterland nations, “There is no other way these economies are going to grow if we don’t solve this issue of movement.”
On the disputed island of Migingo, President Kenyatta said Ministers for both