– South Sudan president Salva Kiir is on a two days visit in Kenya
– He was welcomed on Monday by Uhuru who pledged to support him
– Uhuru honoured a request by Juba to allocate her land to set up a container depot
– They expressed optimism the port will help bolster ties between Nairobi and Juba
– In March 2018, Kenya offered Uganda land in Naivasha to set up a dry port
President Uhuru Kenyatta has said Kenya will set aside 10 acres of land at Naivasha Inland Container Depot (ICD) for South Sudan.
Speaking on Monday, July 1, when he welcomed visiting South Sudan president Salva Kiir, Uhuru said the move will help in the movement of goods between the two countries and strengthen existing trade ties.
The two leaders commenced talks on, among other things, how to bolster business, peace and diplomatic relations between Nairobi and Juba.
“To ease the movement of goods to South Sudan, the government has responded to the request by South Sudan to set aside 10 acres,” said Uhuru.
This comes three months after the government offered Uganda land in Naivasha for the neighbouring country to set up a dry port.
Uhuru has been at the forefront in the ongoing peace talks aimed at finding a lasting solution to political instability in South Sudan.
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