The Senate Roads and Transport committee has quashed Kenya Ferry Services Ksh5.8B Likoni channel cable car project.
According to the Chairperson Kimani Wa Matangi, the project is unviable citing unsustainable user charges to foreign and tourist commuters as they fell far below comparable and international charges.
Furthermore, the committee questioned the criterion used to reach at the final sum of Ksh20 by KFS and the Transport Ministry.
Moreover, the senate committee remained doubful that Trapos Limited had the capacity to undertake the project and asked KFS to provide evidence of similar projects undertaken by the firm.
However, the cabinet in August 2018 approved the car cable project but has since stalled amid tussles between KFS and the Kenya National Highway Authority (KenHa).
The Likoni Cable Express was to take 12 to 18 months unders a public-private partership (PPP) arrangement. In addition, the project would lower the crossing time to three minutes and forty seconds ferrying 5500 passengers per hour using 28 cabins.