Passenger trains to be launched today

After the launch of cargo trains yesterday, today Kenyans will enjoy a free ride on the newly acquired SFR trains.

President Uhuru will launch the standard gauge railway passenger train service at the Miritini station in Mombasa.

The President will also travel by train to Nairobi in the company of senior government and Chinese officials ahead of Madaraka Day celebrations in Nyeri on Thursday.

Cargo trains

On Tuesday, Mr Kenyatta flagged off a cargo train at the Mombasa port’s second container terminal in a colourful ceremony attended by officials from China Communications Construction Company and Exim Bank.

“This is a historic moment we are witnessing today because this project will transform the economy of this country and all Kenyans,” he said.

“The foundation we are laying today will help propel the economy of this nation because we will set up special economic zones along the route of this railway and at the port,” the President said.

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