The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Ferry Firm to Improve Service for Tourists

KENYA Ferry Services has now launched priority passes for tourist groups following numerous complaints that the congestion at Likoni crossway channel was hurting South Coast's tourism.

KFS said in a statement that tour operators using a scooter will pay Sh16,800 per three months for the priority service, saloon cars Sh36,100 and the tourist Landrovers Sh43,200. For the tour buses, for every three months a nine seater or a 14-seater will be charged Sh83,000 for the priority passes, a 32-seater will pay Sh158,400 while a 60-seater bus will pay Sh316,800.

"We continue to receive support from tour operators as this will enable them serve their clients better and to avoid any case of delays," said KFS managing director Musa Hassan.

The announcement comes few weeks after the Kenya Airways managing director Titus Naikuni complained over the delays at Likoni ferry adding that they are painting the country in bad light and hurting tourism. Naikuni was reacting after several delegates attending an aviation conference at Diani in the South Coast complained over delays. KQ hosted the event.

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