After a five-month delay, President Uhuru Kenyatta will launch the second phase of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR), from Nairobi to Naivasha tomorrow (Wednesday)
Naivasha sub-county commissioner Mbogo Mathioya has confirmed the event, saying all set for the big day as Uhuru tours the region.
Commissioning of the 120.49 kilometres (Phase 2A) project will see Madaraka Express passenger and freight services commence. The completion of the line had been delayed by compensation where 1,810 persons were affected.
Mr Mathioya said President Kenyatta will open various stations along the way. Speaking after touring the site where the function will be held, the commissioner said the Government was aware of the court case where involving the affected families on matters compensation and is working on it.
Locals and traders welcomed the launch, saying it would open up businesses and towns served by the railway.
Plans for Phase 2B (Duka Moja-Kisumu) hit a dead-end in April after the government failed to secure the much needed Sh368 billion for
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