Nairobi Railway to become new economic hub, with UK Support: Mudavadi
The United Kingdom government has made a commitment to prioritize the Nairobi City Railway as part of its Africa agenda, Prime Cabinet Secretary (PCS) Musalia Mudavadi has said.
Mudavadi the pledge was announced during a meeting at the UK Parliament buildings, which was also attended by UK’s Rail Minister Huw Merriman, and Trade Representative Theo Clarke.
He reiterated Kenya’s dedication to collaborating with like-minded partners, both locally and internationally, to enhance the lives of millions of Kenyans.
“What we want to achieve is, with cooperation and partnership with the government of the UK, to rehabilitate and have a new and modern railway station at the Nairobi Railway Station Center,” Mudavadi stated.
Mudavadi added the railway is expected to have activities that will bring together 30,000 people every day once the modernisation is complete.
Clarke praised the Kenyan government’s keen interest in the project.
UK officials added that they are confident the railway project will have a positive impact on Kenya’s economy.
Mudavadi was accompanied by Attorney General Justin Muturi, PS Transport Mohamed Daghar, and Kenya High Commissioner to the UK Manoah Esipisu.