A two-day strike by long distance truck drivers at Malaba on the Uganda-Kenya border has been called off. This followed a meeting between the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), the Kenyan government transport ministry officials and the driversâ€™ representaives on Tuesday.
The strike, which started on Monday, was in protest of the poor conditions at Malaba customs parking yard, extortion and harrassment. It was called off after URA promised to solve the driversâ€™ grievances by next month. The strike had paralysed business at the border post, affecting transit cargo.
to Uganda and other parts of the Great Lakes region stuck on the Kenyan side of the border.
The drivers said the Malaba customs parking yard was damaging their trucks, resulting into delays in delivery of cargo as well as damages, especially perishable goods.