Residents of Luanda Kotieno Protest launch of new boat

A number of travelers on lake victoria comminuting between Luanda Kotieno and Mbita were on Tuesday stranded when residents of the area protested the launch of s new vessel Christened MV Captain David.

The Residents are said to fear that the new vessel will prevent them from making profits especially them that also own small boats.

The residents also claimed the company that operates the boat, Waterbus East Africa, which also owned another boat that previously served the water route between Mbita and Luanda Kotieno, had not consulted them prior to Launching the second boat.

Water Bus East Africa

Following the fierce protest, the Company managing the Vessel had to seek the intervention of the Kenya Coast Guard Services.

 “We are not against the operations of the water bus company on this route but our concern is the move by the company to add another vessel whereby we were not consulted,” one resident said.

Annie Ng’ang’a who is the Waterbus East Africa Business Development Manager, urged residents to embrace the new transport vessel as it will have good economic impact in Luanda Kotieno.

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