Transport crisis to subject millions to food shortage, Joho says

By: LABAN ROBERT

Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho has warned that about 1.5 million people at the Coast face the risk of food shortage and other essential services unless the transport crisis on the Mombasa-Nairobi Highway is resolved.

He said commuters and cargo transporters have been inconvenienced as they struggle out of the about six kilometres diversion at Taru.

This has caused massive loses in time and revenue, not only in Kenya but other countries in the region as well.

“Traffic along highway has become impossible and needs urgent attention. I urge the President to intervene by instructing relevant departments to help manage the situation,” Mr Joho said.

He said tourism will also suffer as many holiday makers use the highway and the ferry at Likoni.

The governor said the holiday season is around the corner and many tourists are expected at the Coast for New Year celebrations.

SOURCE: DAILY NATION