Government invites comments on Draft Privatisation Bill, which could impact Mombasa Port

January 25, 2023

The National Treasury has invited Kenyans to submit their views on the draft Privatisation Bill, 2023, legislation which could have significant implications for Mombasa and its port.

President William Ruto said in October that his administration plans to privatize between 6 and 10 government-owned firms over the next year. The list of targeted entities includes Kenya Ports Authority (KPA), which operates Mombasa Port.

Okoa Mombasa encourages members of the public to read the bill and submit their comments as soon as possible. Comments and other input can be sent via post to the Treasury, hand delivered or emailed to The deadline for comments i by February 7, 2023.

The government is also planning an in-person public participation exercise for Mombasa residents on Jan. 31 at Travellers Beach Hotel and Club in Mombasa, starting at 8 am.

Read the draft bill here.

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