Nairobi, May 23 -- All cargo destined for Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan will be transported via standard gauge railway (SGR) for clearance at the Naivasha Inland Container Depot (ICD) starting June 1. This is to reduce interactions along the Northern corridor and thus facilitate the containment of Covid-19.

Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia said it will be mandatory for all cargo imported through the port of Mombasa to be hauled through SGR and that all mechanisms are being put in place to ensure smooth clearance of the cargo in Naivasha.

The announcement comes at a time when truck drivers are accused of spreading infections along the Northern corridor despite stiff measures to contain the spread of the disease.

Mr Macharia sai...