New lake vessel to operate out of Kisumu


(eTN) – Last week saw the launch of a new cargo and passenger ship, which will from now on connect Kenya’s lakeside city of Kisumu with outlying islands and areas hard to reach by road. The capacity is said to be up to 200 passengers and 15 saloon cars, but less when lorries and busses are on board.

The privately-owned vessel is expected to ease trade and travel along the Lake Victoria shores on the Kenyan side of the lake and will be available not just for local area residents but tourists, too, who can now do lake tours from and to Kisumu, returning the same day after completing a round trip.

The construction and commissioning of the MV Suba Green Forest was undertaken by an NGO, which is active in the area. No email or website details were available at the time of going to press neither for the project itself nor for making bookings by any intending users of the new service.