Government admits to graft at Mombasa port, vows to curb it

A vessel docking at the port of Mombasa. The government has said that it will implement technological devices to curb graft at the port of Mombasa

The Government has admitted that there is massive graft at the port of Mombasa and vowed to tame it.
Deputy President William Ruto while touring the Coast Region said that the port is facing massive corruption and unscrupulous transactions between port staff and cartels.
Ruto said the port must be protected from those indulging in illegal businesses including drugs, illegal imports and counterfeits goods.
He said that if well protected, the facility can boost the country’s economy by attracting international business, warning those indulging in illegal trade through the port of Mombasa to immediately detour.
“We are already improving on the technology at the port of Mombasa and soon all the cartels who are colluding with the port staff will be arrested and charged before the courts of law.
The Deputy President said that the country cannot afford to lose business to few individuals who are only fighting to bring down the country’s economy instead of helping it grow.
The DP said that reports of missing containers will soon be a thing of the past as the government is implementing modern technology of tracking all the containers and other goods offloaded at the port of Mombasa.
In October last year, several managers at the port were arrested for indulging in unscrupulous deals.
 

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