Kenya has received its new MV Jambo ferry, built at Ozata shipyards in Turkey aimed easing congestion and being able to operate at maximum capacity.
MV Jambo is a doubled-ended ferry which has an overall length of 84.6 metres with a capability of carrying 1,500 passengers and 62 vehicles. It will be making 40 trips daily.
It will also have two rescue and emergency boats on board.
According to the Kenya Ferry Services (KFS) a second ferry, the MV Safari will be delivered on November 3. The vessels were purchased for Sh1.9 billion and will bring the total number of ferries at the Likoni crossing to seven aimed easing congestion and being able to operate at maximum capacity.
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