CS Defence Launches New Kenya Navy 4,000T Slipway

Cabinet Secretary for Defence Ambassador Raychelle Omamo unveils the plaque to officially launch the new large-ship dockyard at Kenya Navy in Mkunguni, Mombasa on 12th April 2019.

Cabinet Secretary for Defence Ambassador Raychelle Omamo unveils the plaque to officially launch the new large-ship dockyard at Kenya Navy in Mkunguni, Mombasa on 12th April 2019.

The Cabinet Secretary for Defence Ambassador Reychelle Omamo on 12th April 2019 presided over the slipway construction project launch at Kenya Navy Base Mtongwe dockyard.

The slipway consists of a capacity of 4,000 tons and is 150 meters long. It will have two building hangers. The slipway will comprise of various workshops, offices parking areas and jetties.

In her speech, the Cabinet Secretary thanked all the concerned parties for their commitment towards realizing the dream of having one of the biggest and unique slipways in East and Central Africa. “The project once completed will benefit not only Kenya, but also other African Countries hence improved regional relations,” she added.

“I have full confidence in this undertaking and I hope it will be ready by 2021 as scheduled,” the CS said during the launch.

Site preparation for the project commenced on 5 June 2018 and an official ground breaking ceremony was conducted on 6 June 2018.

Present during the launch ceremony, were the Vice Chief of Defence Forces Lieutenant Robert Kibochi, PS for Defence Saitoti Torome, the Commander Kenya Navy Major General Levy Mghalu, the Assistant Chief of Defence Forces Personnel and Logistics Major General Fatuma Ahmed, the Assistant Chief of Defence Forces Operations, Doctrine and Training, Major General Adan Mulata, Senior Military Officers, service members among other invited guests.

Principal Secretary for Defence Mr. Torome Saitoti makes his remarks at the event.

Principal Secretary for Defence Mr. Torome Saitoti makes his remarks at the event.

Vice Chief of Defence Forces Lieutenant General Robert Kibochi makes his address during the launch of the new large ship dockyard at Kenya Navy in Mkunguni, Mombasa.

Vice Chief of Defence Forces Lieutenant General Robert Kibochi makes his address during the launch of the new large ship dockyard at Kenya Navy in Mkunguni, Mombasa.

The Cabinet Secretary for Defence Ambassador Raychelle Omamo delivers her speech at the launch.

The Cabinet Secretary for Defence Ambassador Raychelle Omamo delivers her speech at the launch.