Insecurity Forcing Kenya Transporters Association to Withdraws Operations in South Sudan

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Kenya Transporters Association has issued a travel advisory to its drivers suspending all operations to South Sudan with immediate effect over insecurity in the country.

The travel advisory comes a day after five people were killed on Juba-Nimule Road on Thursday morning two whom are Kenyan drivers.

The bodies of those killed were later burnt beyond recognition while three trucks too were burnt into ashes.

It’s on the above stated ground that, Kenya Transporters Association in a statement released on Friday morning advised its drivers to “withdraw their services with immediate effect until when security is guaranteed.”

The Association also advises all its drivers “not to use the Yei-Juba Road as there is no guaranteed security.” This week at least 10 people were killed on that road, including four Ugandan nationals.

It also advises “those already enroute to South Sudan to arrange with clients to collect their goods at the Customs yard in Elegu Boarder.”

South Sudan, mostly depends on importation from neighbouring countries particularly Uganda and Kenya.

On the Ugandan side, Parliament has asked the Minister of Internal Affairs to prob into Ugandan driver’s deaths in South Sudan.

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