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Government speaks after Tanzania bans Kenyan flights from landing into the country

Foreign Affairs Chief Administrative Secretary Ababu Namwamba on Friday 1 August 2020 made it clear that the relationship between Kenya and Tanzania was indispensable.

This was after Tanzania banned Kenyan flights from landing into the country as retaliation after Kenya excluded the Robert Mafuguli led country from the list of counties that were allowed to visit Kenya after President Uhuru Kenyatta gave the green light to the resumption of international flights.

Speaking to the press, Ababu Namwamba stressed out that Kenya and Tanzania have a stronger relationship which has been there for a long time.

He added that even if there were issues between the two countries, there were channels that are used to straighten things out.

“Kenya, Tanzania we are joined at the hip and we will continue moving forward together because Kenya and Tanzania are certainly, definitely indispensable and are stronger together. I want to make it clear that the relationship between Kenya and Tanzania is something that is permanent with us,” he said.

“You need to know that we continue to engage continuously. You remember just a year ago, the president was a special guest of Magufuli’s rural home. Let me assure you that the relations between nations, even if there are issues, there are channels where they are dealt with,” he added.

Ababu dispelled the word that went around social media that they were forced to return to Kenya after President Uhuru Kenyatta send a team of delegates to attend the burial of former Tanzania President Benjamin Mkapa.

He stated that the stories were not true as the aircraft that was carrying the delegates developed a technical hitch and that was the reason why they were not able to attend the funeral.

Kenya and Tanzania have had their differences before. Just recently the two countries could not agree on COVID-19 rules at the Namanga border.

Kenya refused Tanzanian drivers from getting into the country without being tested with Magufuli’s county blocking Kenyan cargo vehicles from getting into the country but the two later came to an agreement.

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