Joy as ban on Ugandan maize is lifted

Men load maize onto a truck at Busia market on Monday after Kenya lifted a ban on the importation of the cereal crop from Uganda. PHOTO/DAVID AWORI

What you need to know:

  • The ban had encouraged smuggling and caused loss to the maize business.

There is a sigh of relief among traders after Kenya lifted the ban on importation of maize.
More than 100 trucks carrying about 1,200 tonnes of maize from Busia, Uganda, spontaneously crossed into Kenya on Monday.

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