Ferry tragedy: Coast MPs want Kenya ferry managers to resign

Ferry tragedy

Three MPs from the coast region now want Kenya Ferry services managers to take responsibility and resign over Sunday’s ferry tragedy.

The MPs also called for the Kenya Coast Guard managers to resign over the tragedy which claimed a mother and her daughter after their vehicle slid off the ferry and plunged into the ocean.

Likoni MP Mishi Mboko, Mvita MP Abdullswamad Nassir and Lungalunga MP Khatib Mwashetani condemned the incident and demanded action against the responsible government officials.

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National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi granted a request by Mboko to suspend House Business so that MPs can deliberate on the glaring safety gaps of the ferries which ply across the Likoni channel.

Nassir called for a Parliamentary probe on the state of the vessels.

He said the probe should be guided by the Auditor General’s report which accused the ferry management of risking the lives of commuters for not following International Safety Management standards in the ferry management.

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