Busia and Malaba Kenya-uganda borders have officially been closed as one way of minimizing the spread of corona virus.
Busia county commissioner Joseph Kanyiri confirmed the closure, saying that no human traffic is allowed.
“The border is closed to human traffic. Nobody is gaining entry to uganda from Kenya and no one is entering Kenya from Uganda,” he said
He added that public service vehicles are not allowed to enter or exit through the two borders.
According to Kanyiri, the closure is done to protect the citizens of Kenya and Uganda
“It is all done to protect the interest of Ugandan citizens and Kenyan citizens,” noted Kanyiri
The county commissioner however said that the movement is restricted to cargo transits.
“Lorries transporting cargo are allowed to enter through the border,” said the commissioner.
Buses that operate along Kenya-uganda route have been asked to cancel travels and review travelling schedules.
“All buses terminating their journey should review the travel schedules of people that had booked the buses,” he said
So far, 15 people have been tested positive for the deadly corona virus in Kenya.
Globally, covid-19 has infected at least 400,000 people and claimed lives of at least 14,000 people according to WHO.