Serviced MV Harambee resumes operations at Likoni Channel

By KBC Reporter

One of the five ferries at Likoni in Mombasa that was undergoing major repairs at the African Marine dry dock is back in service after three months away for servicing.

MV Harambee is expected to ease congestion at the Likoni crossing that had been witnessed for the last one year due to the frequent unprecedented breakdowns of the vessels.

It is a sigh of relief following the return of the ferry. According to the Kenya Ferry Services Managing Director, Bakari Gowa, the ferry is in good condition.

The repair of MV Harambee was funded by the national government. The Kenya Ferry Services plans to take the other ferries for servicing and repair to enhance service delivery.

The congestion of commuters and vehicles witnessed at the Likoni channel over the last one year has been blamed on the few ferries operating as well as their frequent breakdowns.

Commuters were urged to be patient as the Kenya Ferry Service awaits delivery of two new ferries ordered by the national government.