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Good News To Kenyans As Ruto Strikes Naivasha Port Deal With South Sudan

On Saturday, December 3, President William Ruto signed an agreement that will allow South Sudan traders to clear their goods from Naivasha Port.

According to a statement issued by State House, traders from the East African country could clear their goods at either the Mombasa or Naivasha ports.

Given the previous challenges, Ruto explained that the move would ease trade between the two countries.

"Kenya will make it easier to transport goods from the port of Mombasa to South Sudan at a low cost."

"Ruto stated that South Sudan traders can clear their goods from the ports of Mombasa, Nairobi, or Naivasha," according to the statement.

It was also revealed that Sudan would be given land on which to construct a dry port. The exact location and size of the land, however, were not made public.

President Salva Kiir, for his part, expressed gratitude to Ruto for the initiative, noting that the agreement would benefit both Kenya and South Sudan.

"On behalf of the people of South Sudan, we thank Kenya for allowing our traders to clear their goods wherever they want without any restrictions," he said.

Following Ruto's visit to Juba, details of the agreement were made public.

Among those accompanying Ruto were Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen and Naivasha MP Jayne Kihara, as well as other government officials.

Ruto and Kiir's agreement comes months after Naivasha port operations were transferred back to Mombasa.

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