Exclusive photos: Kenya Navy ship rotting in Spain

A Kenyan news blog has obtained exclusive photos of a controversial Kenya Navy vessel rotting away in Spain while Somali pirates threaten the port of Mombasa.

The KNS Jasiri at a Spanish port, where it has docked for years.

The KNS Jasiri at a Spanish port, where it has docked for years.

The KNS Jasiri, valued at over Shs4.1 billion (US$52 million), cannot be delivered because of a contractual dispute between the Kenya government and the ship’s builder.

The Kenya shield clearly indicates the true ownership of this vessel.

The Kenya shield clearly indicates the true ownership of this vessel.

As late as last week, people at the Spanish port of Ribadeo where the vessel is moored, were wondering why the ship has been left to gather rust. There is a sign on the ship that says visitors are not allowed on board.

Click here for the story and exclusive photos from Breaking News Kenya >>

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5 Responses

  1. [...] a ship ordered for the Navy is rotting away at a Spanish court after the Kenyan government and its contractor got into a payment dispute. The KNS Jasiri, which [...]

  2. [...] a ship ordered for the navy is rotting away at a Spanish court after the Kenyan government and its contractor got into a payment dispute. The KNS Jasiri, which [...]

  3. [...] military purchases tricky. A good example is the status of the Kenya Navy ship, the KNS Jasiri, which is currently rotting in Spain because of disputes between the Kenya government and the ship’s [...]

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