KENYA Ferry Service has introduced special passes to tour operators crossing the Likoni channel.
Managing director Hassan Musa said the pass is a VIP treatment pass which is slightly expensive than normal ones.
He said the move is part of the ongoing reforms aimed at improving ferry services next year.
"Let them pay for VIP status to enable them cross the channel very fast instead of being stuck in the queue to board the ferry," Musa said.
He was speaking during a security meeting held at KFS offices in Mombasa.
Musa said tour operators will have to book in advance to secure extra special passes to cross the channel.
"We have a work plan thus during the peak hours the management will deploy four vessels," he said.
Musa said the channel is 500 metres will have a minimum outlet and a minimum inlet.
He said KFS has formed a command base to work on them new security arrangements.
Musa said the head of command will work with KFS's head of security and other relevant organs at the channel.
"We have several players on board when it comes to security arrangements," he said.