Ugandan importers are threatening to boycott the port of Mombasa in protest against a cash bond imposed by Kenya on goods in transit to Uganda. "We are opting for Dar es Salaam. We have asked our members to route their imports through Dar. It's a longer route; it's a more costly alternative; but it's what we will resort to since government's diplomacy does not seem to be making headway. This is the best way to send a message of protest against Kenya's policies. Besides, we have not forgotten what happened five years ago," said Kampala City Traders Association spokesman Issa Sekitto, referring to the losses suffered by Ugandan importers during the post- election violence in Kenya in 2007-08. SOURCE: http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/Uganda+threatens+to+boycott+Port+of+Mombasa+over+transit+fees/-/2558/1508232/-/3u35o3z/-/index.html Haya Bandari Bongo, Ulaji Huo!