Uhuru’s impromptu visit to Embakasi Inland Depot

By Mercy Imali

President Uhuru Kenyatta made an impromptu visit to the Inland Container Depot at Embakasi along Mombasa road where seized containers are being stored.

The President’s visit comes amid cries from a businessmen over the long wait for clearance of their goods, despite SGR’s freight services that have revamped it from its initial deathbed.Since the SGR freight services began, the facility is now getting 49 trains in a week.

Data from Kenya Ports Authority shows the depot was receiving only four trains per week. Uhuru was accompanied by Interior CS Fred Matiang’i, PS Karanja Kibicho and heads of the multi-agency task force.