Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Likoni Ferry Tango

The last time Kenya got new ferries for the Likoni Channel...there was an election in the air, and John Harun Mwau was the Assistant Minister for Transport. Suffice to say, those ferries have had a chequered career. The Kenya Ferry Service, a parastatal, has announced that two new ferries, MV Jambo and MV Safari, will be delivered in July and November. Right on time. We can predict with an eerie accuracy that when the 2022 general election rolls through, the Kenya Ferry Service, its successors and assigns will be announcing the delivery of yet another pair of ferries for the Likoni Channel and the plans for a bridge will be offered as "serious alternatives" without anything actually being done.

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