Mombasa County Commissioner Nelson Marwa on Monday called for the sacking of Kenya ferry services Managing Director Musa Hassan Musa, citing corruption and failure in delivering services effectively.
The call came shortly after a ferry stalled at the channel for hours early morning leaving thousands of commuters using the Likoni channel stranded.
Mr. Marwa accused the Managing Director of failure to deliver in his mandate.
“The MD has been pocketed by cartels, they deceive that ferry has problems but in the real sense the vessels are in good condition, this they took advantage to steal money in the name of servicing the vessels,” said Mr Marwa.
The County Commissioner also asked the Anti-Corruption officials to cheap in and investigate the corruption allegations against the MD.
“If you want sanity at the ferry the MD must go, if you want efficiency at the ferry the MD must pack and go, how comes there are four ferries this means he cannot managed, he better go and as we are speaking now, I have called the Permanent secretary to sack him,” said Marwa.
Mr. Marwa also asked employers not to victimize their employees for lateness but understand their predicament since the situation at the ferry was bad.
The situation was worsened after the MV Kwale stalled on the channel ramp on the side of Mombasa Island.
Mv Nyayo and MV Likoni were the only two ferries operating but could not cope with the larger number of commuters and vehicles.
Long queues of vehicles were witnessed stretching from the channel up to Shika Adabu towards Kwale County and on Mombasa Island side the heavy traffic stretched about two kilometers from the ferry.