Ferry “MV Jambo” Withdrawn from Likoni channel

A ferry in Mombasa, Likoni./file

Kenya ferry services on Tuesday announced the withdrawal of MV Jambo from the Likoni channel.

In a public notice, the management at KFS said that the ferry was withdrawn to undergo a mandatory maintenance program at the African Marine and general Engineering company.

“The repairs are estimated to take 5 days. We appeal to our esteemed customers and stakeholders for patience and undertaking during this period when the ferry will be out of service” read statement.

However, other ferries MV Safari, MV Likoni, MV Nyayo, MV Kilindini, and MV Kwale will continue to provide services, says KFS.

Mtongwe residents who saw a resumption of services on 1st September will not be affected by the withdrawal of MV Jambo.

MV Jambo and MV Safari were procured in Turkey at a cost of sh. 2.1 billion.

According to the statistics on the KFS website, over 300,000 pedestrians and more than 6,000 vehicles use the channel daily.