Balancing act: Boat operators transport vehicles after ferry breakdown

A vehicle being ferried by boat.

Boat operators on Lake Victoria ferry a vehicle from Mfangano Island to Mbita Point in Homa Bay County, oblivious of the dangers they are exposing themselves to.

Movement for people living in Mfangano, Remba Takawiri and Migingo islands has become a nightmare following the withdrawal of a privately-owned ferry after it broke down.

The fare has risen from Sh150 to Sh300 per person and cars charged Sh8,000 up from Sh2,000.