Corporations under the State Department of Transport

The State Department has overall policy coordination and responsibility over its affiliated State Corporations namely;

  1. Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA): KCAA is responsible for regulation and provision of air navigation services in the aviation industry in order to ensure safe, efficient and effective civil aviation systems in Kenya and management of the East African School of Aviation.
  2. Kenya Airports Authority (KAA): KAA manages commercially viable aerodromes in the country to facilitate air transport services, maintains, rehabilitates and constructs airstrips on an agency
  1. Kenya Ports Authority (KPA): KPA manages the ports along the coastline that provides the expansive hinterland of mainland Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Sudan and Uganda with transport link to the outside world. KPA also manages Bandari College.
  1. Kenya Ferry Services (KFS): KFS provides free ferry services to pedestrian public across the Likoni and Mtongwe channels on the Indian Ocean. KFS remains an important Agency for providing the only link between the mainland and the island
  2. Kenya National Shipping Line (KNSL): KNSL was established with the objective of being a national carrier in the maritime industry.
  3. Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC): The Corporation is mandated to oversee development of the Railway infrastructure, monitor and regulate the performance of the concessionaire (Rift Valley Railway) and also manage non-concessioned assets. In addition, KRC manages Railway Training school.
  4. National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA): NTSA is responsible for development, coordination and implementation of road safety rules
  5. Northern Corridor Transit and Transport Coordination Authority (NCTTCA): The Authority is responsible coordination of the Northern Corridor Transport Operations for efficiency gains
  6. LAPPSET Coordination Authority: To coordinate and oversee the implementation of the LAPSSET corridor and their respective components

The State Department of Transport is under the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development and Public Works all headed by a Cabinet Secretary. All the five States Department under the Ministry are all headed by the Principal Secretaries. The State Department of Transport is composed of the following divisions and technical departments;

  1. Air Transport Department

The department issues approvals for scheduled flights, develops and formulates policies and regulations which govern operations in the air transport industry including negotiation for relevant MoU's, BASA and International Conventions in the aviation industry. The department also facilitates rehabilitation and maintenance of airstrips and airport expansion and modernization;

  1. Air Accident Investigations Department

Aircraft Accident Investigation is a state function, obligated by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Convention to which Kenya is a signatory. The department investigates air accidents and incidents in accordance with Annex 13 to the Convention. These reports inform and educate the aviation industry, thereby preventing a recurrence of similar accidents and incidents.

  1. Shipping and Maritime Department

The department is charged with formulation of maritime transport and shipping policies coordinating and monitoring of ports development and facilities improvement, ratification of International Maritime conventions and maritime related agreements. The department exercises oversight responsibility over Kenya Ports Authority, Kenya National Shipping Line and the Kenya Ferry Services.

  1. Road Transport Division

The Road division is responsible for policy and regulations development on the road transport operations in the country. It provides oversight responsibility over NTSA.

  1. Mechanical and Transport Services Department: The core responsibility of the department is to provide and manage the mechanical, transport and plant services in the country. These services include provision of equipment for development and maintenance of infrastructure, technical consultancy and a wide range of mechanical services to the public and private sectors.
  1. Railways Division

The division is responsible for facilitating provision of efficient rail transportation services through policy and regulation development; oversight role on service delivery in railway sub-sector; coordinate railway planning and investment programmes; and implementation of LAPSSET (Railway and Lamu port components).

  1. Support Services
    1. Administration
    2. Human Resource Management and Development
    3. Accounts
    4. Finance
    5. Central Planning and Project Monitoring Unit
    6. Internal Audit
    7. Supply Chain Management
    8. ICT
    9. Legal Office
    10. Public Communication
    11. Engineering Services Unit

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