SGR Vandalism

managumix

Village Elder
#1
From BD Daily

"Vandals have carted away materials worth Sh1.2 billion from the Nairobi-Mombasa standard gauge railway (SGR) line in the last five months, compromising the safety of passengers who ride on the trains."
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“Losses caused by vandalism and stealing activities are estimated at over Sh300 million per month since the train was launched on June 1,” said Sia Li, head of public relations at CRBC. “The most targeted items are steel bars, electricals and signals facilities.”

Safe to say Kenyans we are our own worst enemies.
 

Nattydread

Village Chief
#3
From BD Daily

"Vandals have carted away materials worth Sh1.2 billion from the Nairobi-Mombasa standard gauge railway (SGR) line in the last five months, compromising the safety of passengers who ride on the trains."
....

“Losses caused by vandalism and stealing activities are estimated at over Sh300 million per month since the train was launched on June 1,” said Sia Li, head of public relations at CRBC. “The most targeted items are steel bars, electricals and signals facilities.”

Safe to say Kenyans we are our own worst enemies.
Waanze kukatwa mikoni kiSaudia? I'm sure most of the vansalism involves scrap metal.
 

Mathaais

Village Chief
#6
Do you know one the reasons Makueni residents are hostile to the Jubilee government has to do with land compensation issues along the SGR track. Now you can fill in the gaps and know why much of the vandalism is within Makueni County.
 

mikel

Village Sponsor
#11
figures look a bit exaggerated but it was expected. It happens all over Africa when such projects are launched. Gautrain in SA also suffered same fate...points to our selfish nature
its sad that @Mathaais had to politicize this.....this is a purely criminal undertaking and culprits should face same punishment that awaits corruption lords...wakenya tumechoka
 

Mathaais

Village Chief
#12
figures look a bit exaggerated but it was expected. It happens all over Africa when such projects are launched. Gautrain in SA also suffered same fate...points to our selfish nature
its sad that @Mathaais had to politicize this.....this is a purely criminal undertaking and culprits should face same punishment that awaits corruption lords...wakenya tumechoka
Not politicizing, it's the situation on the ground.
 

mikel

Village Sponsor
#14
Not politicizing, it's the situation on the ground.
Makueni is a very big county and if am not wrong the county is home to the bulk of the line...its therefore highly probable that criminals would likely vandalize areas within Makueni than any other part of the country. Politics aside, these vandals are criminals who should be treated as such....I know our politics is rotten but I don't think it has degenerated to that level....
 

Soprano

Village Elder
#15
Cheaper fares for Nairobi City residents as Madaraka Express begins inter-county train service
By Josphat Thiong'o | Wednesday, Nov 1st 2017 at 12:16

Guests arrive by SGR at the Mombasa terminus on July 20,2017 (PHOTO: Maarufu Mohamed,Standard]

NAIROBI, KENYA: Nairobi City residents travelling to neighbouring counties are set to enjoy cheaper fares after the launch of the inter-county train service today (Wednesday).

On Monday, the Kenya Railway Corporation announced the introduction of the train service that will make stops at seven county stations.

The train will stop at Athi River in Machakos County, Emali, Kibwezi, and Mtito Andei in Makueni County, Voi in Taita Taveta, Miasenyi on the border of Taita Taveta and Kwale counties, and Mariakani in Kilifi County.

Those travelling from Nairobi to Athi River will pay Sh50 while those travelling to Mtito Andei will pay Sh360 compared to Sh500 in buses.


Passengers travelling to Voi from Nairobi will pay Sh510 in the economy class, instead of about Sh1,000 by bus. The fare to Maisenyi will be Sh590 while those travelling to Mariakani will part with Sh600.

standard gauge railway train operations between Nairobi and Mombasa. Passengers on that route pay Sh700 for economy class and Sh3,000 for first class.
 
#16
Do you know one the reasons Makueni residents are hostile to the Jubilee government has to do with land compensation issues along the SGR track. Now you can fill in the gaps and know why much of the vandalism is within Makueni County.

Where did u get eti makueni ndio with the most vandals?
 

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