Mombasa residents using the Likoni Ferry terminus have been the subject of pity from netizens for going through heart-wrenching experience daily when using the channel.
This is after a video that has been shared widely on major social media platforms Wednesday showing mammoth travellers being swept by ocean tides as they try to catch the Ferry.
— Wish Fm (@Wishfmradio) May 15, 2019
The Ferry is operated by The Kenya Ferry Services and offers Mombasa residents free transport to cross the Indian ocean creek between Likoni in South Coast and Mombasa Island where majority commute to work daily.
According to reactions from affected commuters, the situation at the boarding point is usually worsened when it rains as the tides become stronger and dirty water splashes on them.
Kenyans online in a hilarious note claimed that the tides might be angry with residents who are yet to register for the hyped Huduma Namba.
Here are more reactions from Twitter:
The goverment ya joho imekula pesa ya tides
— Stoned Neres (@auBHANGmeyang) May 15, 2019
This is heart wrenching 😪
— Joseph Maina (@Ngararumaina) May 15, 2019
Until they get huduma number the services won’t improve
— daniel oranga (@doranga) May 15, 2019
I had this experience decades ago and looks like nothing has changed what Struck me then was how the people were running and the Chaos in the boarding process,having now experienced in using ferries in Germany and Denmark,this is inhuman and insane way of running facilities.
— Freekenyanwoman (@freekenyanwoman) May 15, 2019
Happens almost daily when it rains
— Hob Snow (@hobson_mlati) May 15, 2019
Mambo ya kawaida haya tangu kitambo si mambo ya leo wala juzi Noma ni ule wakati kwanyesha maji yanashuka chini kutoka juu kisha yabidi kukanyanga maji machafu na umevaa viatu vya Kiswahili.
— namana namz (@kyaritieakwabi) May 15, 2019
@FerryKenya Do something about this before a disaster happens. God Forbid
— Tonnz (@Thurakuant) May 15, 2019
In 2017, several people sustained injuries after a stampede ensued at the Likoni Ferry channel following gunshots in the air by police.