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The Owner Of Crown Bus Service, Allegations And Routes

  • Crown Bus Service is owned by Mr Mohamed Jumale Ali Awali
  • It is a passenger and parcel transport company that is known for its professionalism

Crown Bus Service is arguably one of the best long distance passenger and parcel transportation companies in Kenya. According to their Linkedin account, the company was founded in 2004 but started operations in August 2006. 

The company has maintained high levels of professionalism, growing from the Nairobi-Mombasa route to cover over 20 routes in Kenya and Uganda. 

Their image was squeaky clean until the US’ Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)  linked the company to the terror group al-Shabaab. 

The bus company is among the 16 entities and individuals across the horn of Africa, the United Arab Emirates and Cyprus who have been sanctioned for their links with the al-Shabaab.

Ownership of the bus company

According to the Daily Nation, Crown Bus is owned by Mr Mohamed Jumale Ali Awali. He is accused of supporting al-Shabaab logistical operations. 

The businessman is said to have close ties to Faysal Yusuf Dini who has been listed by the US as one of those involved in the raising and laundering of millions of dollars through multiple businesses for the terror group. 

A statement from OFAC read in part, 

“He also works closely with Kenya-based Mohamed Jumale Ali Awale to plan investment projects and money laundering activities. This includes managing al-Shabaab funds laundered through investment companies”

Mr Mohamed is among those the US has sanctioned for allegedly funding the al-Shabaab terrorist group to the tune of Ksh14 billion (approximately $100 million) annually. 

Office

Its head office is located in Lagos House, along Monrovia Street, Nairobi.

Routes

The bus company plies in the following routes

•    Nairobi
•    Mombasa
•    Malaba
•    Nakuru
•    Chavakali
•    Eldoret
•    Kakamega
•    Kapsaet
•    Chavakali
•    Mbale (Uguanda)
•    Mbale (Kenya)
•    Kisumu
•    Bungoma
•    Webuye
•    Ugunja
•    Mumias
•    Busia
•    Kampala