Azimio leader Raila Amollo Odinga on Monday warned the Kenya Kwanza administration against entering an underhand lease arrangement with a private entity over the ports of Mombasa and Lamu.
While in Mombasa Raila Odinga (in Smithsonian hat) launched the Abdulswamad Sharif Nassir Education Fund. Photo: The Star
According to the former Prime Minister, the government’s failure to be open about its plans and involve all stakeholders raises suspicion that the port has been sold to a private investor.
Last week President Ruto said the government had no plans to sell off the two ports through privatisation and was only working on a concession arrangement to improve their efficiency and profitability.
The port of Mombasa. Photo: Kenya Ports Authority
Meanwhile, as Raila was acting out his watchdog role in Mombasa, President Ruto was inaugurating work on important roads and bridges in Raila’s home Constituency of Bondo.