Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has confirmed that President Uhuru Kenyatta has given Uganda land in Naivasha for the construction of a dry port.

This was agreed on yesterday evening when President Uhuru Kenyatta hosted his visiting Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni to a state dinner in Mombasa.

Mr Kenyatta said his government would avail land in the second largest town in Nakuru County for Kampala to develop a dry port for its cargo.

“By August this year, the SGR will have reached Naivasha,” Mr Kenyatta said.

“I have confirmed to President Museveni that with that development in Naivasha and then moving the SGR to Malaba, goods will be able to move from Mombasa to Malaba in just two days.”

Details and terms of the dry-port offer were not immediately clear but Mr Kenyatta’s move is widely seen as aimed at retaining and expanding the Ugandan cargo business.