Friday, 4 January 2008

Part of Country Bears Brunt of Kenyan Crisis

From The Citizen, Dar es Salaam
By Samuel Kamndaya

Supplies of goods from Kenya to Tanzania's lake zone have been cut

The disruption has occurred as Kenya is gripped in post-election violence.

Some businesspeople told The Citizen by phone yesterday that Kenya's insecurity had prompted them to buy raw materials from Dar es Salaam instead of Nairobi.

"We transport such materials by road and pay about Sh3million per consignment as opposed to getting raw materials from Nairobi inexpensively, transporting them through Kisumu and then hauling them to Mwanza," Bright Oyat Manufacturers managing director Charles Mulaki told The Citizen.

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