Kenyan top security bosses traveled to Malaba border on Tuesday morning to resolve an issue of the Kenyan truck drivers who refused to drive on, protested as they blocked roads for days over what they called harassment by Ugandan authorities.
A team of security bosses led by General Service Unit (GSU) commandant Kanja Douglas and Administration police boss Gabow Noor to resolve the issue. They traveled with several mechanics to help them remove the wrongly parked trucks from the road.
One of the senior officers in the team said the protests contribute to the destruction of the economy and we are yet to solve the issue.
We might be forced to remove these trucks to a safe place as issues get resolved at hand, ‘officer said.
The Kenyan top security bosses managed to solve the matter by allowing the truck drivers to head to their final destinations, whereby those from Uganda were allowed to continue to Kenya while those from Kenya were also allowed to continue in Uganda.
Many cargo truck drivers spent several days without food as they wait for their covid-19 test results to come out at various border entry points.
Others said they wanted the protest to continue so that Uganda government can know how important they are.
The drivers who demanded intervention from both President Kenyatta and president Museveni are now facing a social outcast. We are now treated as if we are not human beings and people fear to interact with us wherever go,’one of the drivers said.
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