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1. Ferry services across Mtongwe channel in Mombasa collapsed in 2010 following the breakdown of the landing infrastructure — gangway and pontoons.
2. Kenya Ferry Services (KFS), which operates vessels at the Mtongwe and Likoni channels, announced in April 2012 that a contractor, Foundation Pilling Ltd, was rehabilitating the facilities.
3. July 2014 Mombasa County government and the Kenya Ferry Services announced the formation of a joint task force to look into the problems bedevilling the channel. Governor Hassan Joho announced after a meeting with Kenya Ferry Services Managing Director Musa Hassan that his government had decided to intervene after persistent challenges at the channel.
4. May 2015 Survivors of the Mtongwe ferry disaster were informed that they may never be compensated because crucial legal documents were lost, Kenya Ferry Service (KFS) said a private doctor who examined most survivors disappeared from Kenya with the documents, a situation that had stalled plans to compensate those injured during the disaster on April 29, 1994. Only three survivors who were examined by a separate doctor were compensated because their medical reports were forwarded to the State.
5. In December 2015, The Mombasa county government set aside Sh100 million for the purchase of the ferry in the 2015/ 2016 budget. The new vessel would be in the meantime be under the care of KFS but the county started pushing to take over ferry and harbour services.
6. The county leaders defended KFS against accusations of mismanagement and said the problems were due to underfunding by the national government. “The delays and breakdowns experienced at the ferry are due to poor allocation of funds for the parastatal, which also are disbursed late,” said Mwidani.
7. Mombasa county invested in the road to Mtongwe ferry landing; from the shore to the Navy gate. The road is 700m long done in 2015 at a cost of KSHS. 13m to cabro standards.
8. December 01 2016 Judge Emukule declared the proposed Mombasa Ports Harbours Bill 2014 inconsistent with the provisions of Articles 201 and 209 ( 5 ) of the Constitution.He ordered Mombasa to pay KFS the costs caused by the unlawful takeover. The court also ordered compensation at an average rate of Sh2,580,000 per month as a result of lost revenue. Previous week the county had renewed its battle with the Kenya Ports Authority to control the port and the annual Sh35.6 billion collected at the harbour. The KPA is one of the government’s biggest income earners.
9. Never mind that Ferries and harbours should fall under counties as provided for under part five of the Fourth Schedule of the constitution. County transport, including–
(a) county roads;
(b) street lighting;
(c) traffic and parking;
(d) public road transport; and
(e) ferries and harbours, excluding the regulation of international and national shipping and matters related thereto.
10. County Government has always held that Mombasa, even as a Tourism and Port Hub, receives “peanuts” in annual allocations from the Treasury. It has received Sh14 billion in four years. The governor believes Mombasa’s economy has been sabotaged and residents deprived of resources by the national government.
11. One week after ruling (When a government allows high handedness and sabotage to dictate its service delivery) Ferry was relaunched.