Posted on July, 16, 2019 at 11:03 am
The government of Kenya’s move to allow traders to import duty free maize to avert a looming shortage has been slowed down by delays at the Taveta one-stop border post.
Maize traders importing the produce from Tanzania are stuck at the post along the Taveta-Holili border due to what they term as delays occasioned by Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) officers.
The traders said their trucks, ferrying tonnes of maize, have been stuck at the border for one week due to the extended delays by rogue KRA officers.
On Sunday, the traders protested outside the KRA offices, demanding the transfer of one officer whom they alleged has been frustrating the clearance of their cargo.
Operations have been paralysed at the border point as hundreds of trucks carrying assorted goods including agricultural produce are stuck.
Source: The Citizen