Mombasa residents who use the Likoni Ferry service daily are engulfed in fear over the coronavirus epidemic.
Speaking to reporters this morning, 16th March, some of them said they doubted the government’s ability to ensure that safety measures against the epidemic are strictly followed at the Likoni Channel crossing.
“The rules requiring the washing of hands with soap and keeping a one-metre distance between people are unrealistic on a ferry that carries thousands of commuters who congest the crossing point the whole day.” local resident Mohammed Abdi said
Hassan Ahmed said: “If they say we strictly observe the one-metre- distance apart rule, it will take us the whole day waiting to board and operations in the town will come to a standstill.”
The residents called upon Mombasa County and the national government to come up with safety measures that can be easily implemented to protect them from the danger of contracting the deadly virus.
No hand washing facilities have been provided at Likoni Ferry since the directives were issued, they lamented..