Kenya has started the demarcation of its boundary with Uganda.
The Kenya-Uganda border runs from Lake Victoria, to the mouth of the Sio River in Busia, and on to Amudat and Moroto in Karamoja though the Turkana Escarpment to Mt. Zulia near the Kenya-Uganda -South Sudan tri-junction.
The demarcation exercise will be handled by the Kenya International Boundaries Office in collaboration with its Ugandan counterpart and is expected to run for at least 30 days. It follows on Kenya’s recent successful demarcation of its border with Tanzania.
Delegates from Kenya, Ambassador Julius Kiema and Julius Rotich, Secretary of the Kenya International Boundaries Office, led a delegation to Karamoja to meet Ugandan officials ahead of the inspection and reaffirming exercise that was launched from Lomokori on the Uganda - Kenya border.
Mr Rotish commented that the exercise would benefit both countries by clearly defining the extent of sovereignty and jurisdiction of the two neighbouring countries.
Ugandan officials welcomed the project that will see technical officers from both countries work together in reaffirming boundaries. Their work will involve surveying the borderline and installing beacons at the boundary.
It is hoped the exercise will help the two countries clearly understand their boundaries and avoid future boundary conflict.
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