Cartels defy president Ruto’s executive order.
Cartels defy president Ruto’s directive to divert all cargo operations to the port of Mombasa.
The Kenya Transporters Association( KTA) stated that a South Sudanese cargo that was still being ferried to Nairobi Freight Terminal (NFT) rather than transported to Mombasa for clearance.
KTA said,” It should be noted that the South Sudan Parliament, the business community and the South Sudan government disowned earlier orders that had been issued by people acting outside their mandate in both governments purporting to have authorized forced use of SGR for South Sudan cargo in Transit.”
KTA maintained that the president’s directive was very clear and there was no sort of exception.
KTA stated, “The Presidential directive and the subsequent communication to the shipping lines by the acting Kenya Ports Authority Managing Director was very clear and there were no exceptions.”
KTA further stated that the power brokers had defied the order in the former administration and are still doing that which is illegal.
KTA said,”Cartels that had captured the state in the previous administration are flagrantly disregarding the presidential directive.”
“It should be made clear to them that state capture is no longer acceptable and that they should operate in a free market environment like all other companies and individuals,” KTA added.
KTA has urged the president to look into the matter.
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