Okoa Mombasa urges Senate inquiry into erosion of Coast economy

November 21, 2019

Okoa Mombasa today submitted a Memorandum to the Senate Standing Committee on Roads and Transportation, urging the Committee to conduct an in-depth inquiry into actions by the Executive that deliberately erode the economy of Mombasa and the Coastal region as a whole.

The Memorandum highlights a number of policy actions that have had a negative effect on Mombasa, including the directive requiring all cargo arriving at the Port of Mombasa to be┬átransported inland via the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR). The Memorandum asserts that the directive is illegal, as it violates the Constitutional obligation for public participation, creates a monopoly and amounts to a restrictive trade practice contrary to the Competition Act. The Memorandum also addresses the government’s proposed privatisation of the Port’s Container Terminal 2.

The full Memorandum is available here.

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