Workers load maize at the port of Mombasa. Kenya seeks to import the grain from Zambia. PHOTO | LABAN WALOGA
Kenya said it was talking with Dar es Salaam to open its border for the maize from Zambia just a day after President John Magufuli administration banned the grain’s exports — to protect its limited stocks.
Zambia had agreed to sell to Kenya 55,000 tonnes of white maize, with its Finance Minister Felix Mutati on Tuesday saying that they will open talks with Kenyan and grain traders for the export of maize.
Kenya is suffering from an acute shortage of grain following a poor harvest last year resulting from erratic rains experienced during the planting season in 2016.