Busia county commissioner refutes claims that Borders are closed

Busia county commissioner Joseph kanyiri

Busia county commissioner Joseph kanyiri has refuted claims by a section of members of the public that Busia and Malaba borders have been closed following reported cases of corona virus in the country

The commissioner said that both Busia and malaba borders along kenyan – ugandan border remains functional as usual until the state issues a directive to close them if need arises.

“Until the government issues directives on this, both Malaba and Busia borders function as usual,” said Kanyiri

Addressing the press at his office in Busia town, the Mr. kanyiri noted that kenya and uganda depend on each other for survival and therefore there is need for a joint mutual discussion on measures to be put in place to ensure safety of all the people using the two borders

“East African Communities depend on each other and we need to have a mutual discussion for citizens from both countries to remain safe,”noted the commissioner.

He however challenged kenyans at the border who flock ugandan social joints to start drinking from their homes as a precautionary measure.

“I urge peope to socially distance themselves as one way of curbing the spread of this deadly covid-19,”

Mr. kanyiri also advised business owners to continue operating normally.

Earlier, a section of members of the public had claimed that the two borders had been closed due to reported corona virus cases.