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Revamped Nakuru-Kisumu Railway Ready For Use In 8 Months Time

Once completed, the old railway line is expected to easy pressure on the road network.

The Nakuru-Kisumu old meter-gauge railway line will be ready for full re-use in the next 8 months, the government has said.

A multi agency team from Kenya Railways, Kenya Defence Forces and the National Youth Service is working to restore operations on once vibrant transport line.

The NYS is engaged in clearing of bushes along the railway line while the KDF is handling the engineering part including repairs of all breakages along the line.

The teams have so far rehabilitated 33 kilometers of the colonial railway line that has been dormant for the past 25 years.

Defence Cabinet Administrative Secretary, Peter Odoyo on Wednesday led a team of top government and military officials in an Inspection of the Ksh 3.8 billion ongoing rehabilitation works along 216 kilometer railway line.

Mr Odoyo said once completed, the line will be critical to the revival of operations at the Ksh 3 billion revamped Kisumu.

President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered for the rehabilitation of the old railway line.

Works on the Gilgil-Nyahururu line are also ongoing.

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