Oustering of Sudan’s Omar al -Bashir, has thrown Kenyan businesses with interests in the eastern Africa nation in a limbo amid the shutdown of its borders and airspace.
National carrier Kenya Airways, which runs five weekly flights to the troubled country, was the first one to take a hit, prompting it to cancel two fights between Nairobi and Khartoum scheduled for last night. FOr year KQ air flights have fuelled a thriving trade that opened up Sudan for Kenya’s tea, coffee, spices and tobacco.
Kenya’s tea industry generally sees Sudan as a very important market. Kenya’s tea sector players are already restless, unsure of how long the Sudanese military will take to restore normalcy in the country’s economy