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Senate happy with KFS measures to combat Covid-19

The Senate Select Committee on Covid-19 on Wednesday expressed its satisfaction with safety measures put in place at the Likoni crossing channel in Mombasa to help contain the spread of Covid-19.

The committee led by Chairman Mueni Kasanga lauded Kenya Ferry Service (KFS)  for making sure ferry users fully complied with Covid-19 protocols put in place by the Ministry of Health.

“We are satisfied with measures put in place by KFS to protect both passengers, motorists and workers,” said Kasanga.

The senators are in Mombasa to inspect the usage of Covid-19 funds by various government institutions and the County government.

The Senators who accompanied Kasanga included Mithika Linturi, Mohamed Faki, Abishiro Halake and Issa Boy.

During a media brief, the senators expressed concern over the current stalemate over the revenue sharing formula.

Linturi accused the Senate leadership of failing to find a lasting solution saying the issue should not be associated with the 2022 politics.

“We need to come up with a formula that will benefit all Kenyans and one that does not discriminate any part of the country,” said Linturi.

Senator Halake said it was disheartening to see leaders squabbling over revenue sharing while Kenyans were suffering.

”I am saddened to see a ferry full of women and children headed to town to receive food handouts. We cannot allow a government to preside over a poverty-stricken society,” she said.

Senator Faki said there was no point to continue squabbling over the revenue sharing formula and that efforts should be directed towards finding a solution to the current stalemate and moving the country forward.

By Mohamed Hassan

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