President Ruto reverts port operations back to Mombasa

Containers at the Mombasa Port./PHOTO COURTESY

President William Ruto has ordered that all cargo clearance be reverted to Mombasa port. 

In his maiden speech, President Ruto said this will restore thousands of jobs in Mombasa.

“I will be issuing instructions for clearing of goods and other attendant operational issues to revert to the Port of Mombasa as I made a commitment to Kenyans,” Dr Ruto said.

The services were transferred from Mombasa to Nairobi and Naivasha Inland Container Depots (ICD) by his predecessor Former President Uhuru Kenyatta.

He said that the move was to salvage the economy in the coastal regions which was on its knees after the transfer of operations to upcountry, this rendering many youths jobless.