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Photo of KDF rehabilitating Nakuru-Kisumu railway gets Kenyans talking

By Amina Wako January 11th, 2021 1 min read

Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) officers on Sunday shared pictures of the Nakuru-Kisumu Railway that is being rehabilitated.

The pictures showed the military officers at work rehabilitating the 220-kilometre with the caption, “The Nakuru – Kisumu Railway line is on course. #Stay positive, #Restore/fix that which is broken in 2021!”

Kenyans on social media had divergent opinions on the Twitter post with some congratulating KDF for the good work while others questioned why the country spent billions of shillings on construction of the Standard Gauge Railway for work the military would have done.

Here is what some Kenyans on Twitter had to say:

The rehabilitation project that is expected to cost Sh3.8 billion is being undertaken by Kenya Railways Corporation in collaboration with  Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) and National youth Service (NYS).

The team started the work in August 2020 with one team starting from Nakuru to Kisumu (125 kilometres) and the other set to commence from Kisumu to Nakuru (95 kilometres).

The project is expected to be completed at Fort-Tenon in Muhoroni subcounty of Kisumu. The old railway line has been dormant for 25 years.