Kenya Ferry Services in trouble for racial ‘discrimination’
Kenyans on social media platforms are upset with Kenya Ferry Services (KFS) for alleged racial discrimination.
This came to the fore during an interview with a local daily paper, the Managing Director of Kenya Ferry Service, Mr Bakari Gowa, said that white tourists are allowed to pass unchecked and even to jump the queue whereas black and local tourists are subjected to checks.
KFS defended its guidelines saying that foreign tourists are allowed to jump the queue so that they do not miss their flights and domestic tourists should bear with them.
On Wednesday, KFS posted a tweet that seemingly justified Mr Gowa’s remarks.
I don’t think any Kenyan has missed the flight and a foreign tourist got the flight due to priority matters, travelers by bus are assisted.
— Kenya Ferry Services (@FerryKenya) October 26, 2016
However KOT and tour companies have said such remarks will kill local tourism and demanded that KFS apologises to their clients.
— JK Photographer (@johnnykangethe) October 26, 2016
— EAfrica Luxurytravel (@EAluxurytravel) October 26, 2016
— The Bucketlister (@munyakanjiru) October 26, 2016
— Mimi Bea (@BeaTsola) October 26, 2016
— mits (@Mitsmann) October 26, 2016