The Malaba customs route has an average of 2,400 trucks passing through it per day. With the rise in the smuggling of goods where individuals can evade tax, Malaba Customs Manager Kimani Kange’the said “What we have done is to enhance patrols within Malaba surroundings; including 20 patrols between Kenya-Uganda government. This will bring back such individuals, who are a significant number, who would otherwise use such illegal routes.”
Kenya and Uganda have joined hands to cut smuggling on the Kenya-Uganda border. The Kenya Railway will establish a transit shed on the side of the railway line to tighten patrols at the border.