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Mission & Vision


To ensure sustainable, safe, secure, clean and efficient water transport for the benefit of stakeholders through effective regulation, coordination and oversight of maritime affairs.


To be a leading maritime administration transforming Kenya into a globally competitive nation.

Core Values

The Authority’s core values include:The Authority’s core values include:

  • 1.Customer Satisfaction
  • 2.Teamwork
  • 3.Creativity and Innovativeness
  • 4.Transparency, Integrity, Accountability and Professionalism
  • 5.Commitment to sustainable environmental development
  • 6.Adherence to the Bill of rights on gender equity, patriotism and Human rights

Key Functions of the KMA include to:

  • 1.Co-ordinate the implementation of policies relating to maritime affairs;
  • 2.Advise Government on the implementation of international conventions and treaties;
  • 3.Undertake and co-ordinate research, investigations and surveys in the maritime field;
  • 4.Discharge flag and Port State responsibilities in an efficient and effective manner;.
  • 5.Develop, co-ordinate and manage a national oil spill contingency plan for both coastal and inland waters;
  • 6.Maintain and administer a ships register;
  • 7.Coordinate Search and Rescue efforts in partnership with other stakeholders;
  • 8.Enforce safety of shipping and compliance with construction regulations for safety;
  • 9.Conduct regular inspections of ships to ensure maritime safety and prevention of maritime pollution;
  • 10.Oversee training, recruitment and welfare of seafarers;
  • 11.Conduct investigations into maritime casualties including wreck;
  • 12.Regulate inland waterways shipping

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