Disgruntled youth storm construction site on Kenya’s SGR project demanding jobs

On August 2, residence from Kenya’s southwestern Narok County staged a violent demonstration at a construction site managed by Chinese contractor China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC). The...

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Cargo train derails on Makupa Causeway, Kenya

A cargo train carrying wheat through the Makupa Causeway, which links the Mombasa island to the Kenyan Mainland, derailed on the 31 July. The cause of the accident is as yet unknown and no injuries...

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Kenya - consultancy services for preparation of resettlement action plan for the SGR phase 2a Nairobi-Naivasha

The Kenya Railways (KRC) invites sealed bids for the following consultancy services: Consultancy services for preparation of resettlement action plan for the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) phase 2A...

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World Bank launches enquiry into alleged misspending at RVR

The World Bank has launched an inquiry into alleged misuse of some of the $US 164 million in loans extended to Rift Valley Railways in 2011. RVR took over the management and operations of the Great...

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Kenya Commission on Revenue Allocation lauds SGR project

During a recent tour of the Kenyan Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) Project, the Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA) has applauded Kenya Railways for the remarkable progress in implementing the SGR...

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Kenya Railways secures signal frequencies for SGR project

The Communication Authority of Kenya (CA) has approved telecommunication signals for the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) project currently underway in the region and has officially allocated frequencies...

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Joint Operating Centre proposed for East Africa’s Northern Corridor

Logistics Innovation for Trade (LIFT), a development finance instrument that provides grant finance for innovative business projects proposed by the private sector, that is currently operating in the...

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Kenyan President inspects the Mombasa-Nairobi SGR Project

President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya has attended a site visit on the Mombasa-Nairobi section of the standard gauge railway (SGR) project currently underway in the region. He was accompanied by Internal...

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Kenya Rail staff briefed on possible terrorist attacks

Terrorism remains a concern for authorities in Kenya following the infamous August 7 attack in 1998. In 2002, the Israeli-owned Paradise Hotel was bombed in Mombasa killing 13 people and injuring 80....

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Kenya - Huge increase expected in cargo haulage using SGR

Speaking during a consultative meeting with members of the Shippers Council of Eastern Africa, the Principal Secretary in charge of Transport, Wilson Irungu Nyakera, presented forecasts regarding the...

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