On 2nd August 2022, H.E. the President and the Commander in Chief of the Defence Forces, Uhuru Kenyatta will oversee the floatation of MV Uhuru II.
Kenya has currently become the pioneer shipbuilding nation in Africa following the successful construction of a new vessel, MV Uhuru II at the Kenya Shipyards Limited (KSL) at the Kisumu Port.
KSL is a state Company under the Ministry of Defence with a mandate to lead and catalyze the introduction of the shipbuilding industry in Eastern Africa.
The 100-meter vessel with a capacity of carrying up to 22 wagons and an estimated capacity of 2 million litres of crude oil per trip is the first ship to be made in Kenya by Kenyans.
The following services by KSL are open to the public and private entities locally and regionally: Ship repairs (major and minor) , refits, periodical maintenance, general engineering as well as civil and modular structures.