November 18, 2019 2:30 p.m, passengers aboard a Likoni ferry were terrified to the extremes after MV Jambo, a vessel they had boarded a few minutes earlier stalled mid-sea.
The ferry was full of not only passengers but also vehicles and was headed for the island. This comes after the Kenya Ferry Services came under serious criticism for a vehicle that recently fell from a moving ferry and saw a woman and her daughter sink with the car.
As per the social media posts by the Kenya Ferry Services:
At around 2:30pm Jambo ferry experienced a steering problem while loaded from mainland, Kwale ferry towed her to island ramp where vehicles & passengers alighted and later secured for repairs.KFS
This time, there were no casualties. However, it is the second time a ferry is stalling in a span of two months, putting users in serious doubt and scare. On October 13, MV Likoni stalled midway the sea at the Likoni channel.
In September 2019, the Kenya Ferry Services Managing Director apologized to Coast residents after thousands of ferry users got stranded when MV Jambo developed mechanical problems.
Some residents expressed fear since then of not knowing whether they were safe boarding the troubled vessels operated by the service.
Here’s the post by the KFS: