The diplomatic war between Kenya and Tanzania has far-reaching implications to the port of Mombasa.
Statistics from the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) indicate that in the first seven months of 2019, 141,000 tonnes of cargo destined for northern Tanzania was imported through Mombasa port.
Coast region in particular relies on fresh produce imports from Tanzania. Traders in Coast’s largest open-air markets now fear that the diplomatic tension could lead to shortage and spike in price of commodities.