Tanzania, Kenya in fight for lucrative Uganda petroleum trade

MV Uhuru, a refurbished cargo ship

A picture taken on May 31, 2021 shows the MV Uhuru, a refurbished cargo ship carrying fuel-loaded wagons, docked at the newly-inaugurated Kisumu port with an oil loading jetty at Lake Victoria in Kisumu, Kenya. 

Photo credit: Brian Ongoro | AFP

What you need to know:

  • The rising political temperatures in Kenya over the Uhuru Kenyatta succession are likely to take a toll on the country’s trade with its East and Central African partners. 

The rising political temperatures in Kenya over the Uhuru Kenyatta succession are likely to take a toll on the country’s trade with its East and Central African partners, with importers and transporters on the Northern Corridor already exploring new routes for their cargo.

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