MV Uhuru II to begin operations
The Sh2.4 billion MV Uhuru II vessel is set to start operating in May as the government moves in to operationalise the revamped Kisumu Port.
Interior Principal Secretary Dr Raymond Omollo said the vessel built by Kenya Shipyards Limited (KSL)-Kisumu was nearing completion and will revolutionise port operations in the area.
The launch, he said, will be graced by President William Ruto and other Heads of State from the East Africa region.
Speaking in Kisumu yesterday during the Lake Region Blue Economy Multi-Agency Collaboration Framework meeting, Omollo said the initiative was part of the government’s plan to revive maritime trade and promote blue economy activities in Lake Victoria.