Commuters in Nairobi and its environs can now save their hard-earned money which they spend mostly on Matatu as the Kenya Railways Corporation has introduced hourly commuter services after acquiring four locomotive engines.
According to Secretary in the Ministry Housing and Urban metropolitan Engineer Benjamin Njenga, Ruiru, Embakassi, Athi River and Kikuyu to Nairobi is the main routes that will benefit greatly from the multibillion project as the locomotive engines have already been procured from Spain. The Kenya Railways Corporation has been working hard to provide quality service to commuters and satisfy their demand.
“We have over 200kms of a railway line in Nairobi which is not well utilized and the hourly commuters trains will come in handy. The four routes will in the coming month benefit from hourly train services to the capital city and this will also help address the issue of congestion,” he said.
While addressing the press in Enashipai Resort Naivasha following a meeting with World Bank, Japan government officials and representatives from eight counties, also commented on the governments affordable housing project that is still in progress. Engineer Njenga expressed optimism that the State would meet its target of 500,000 affordable houses in the country by 2022 as more Kenyans joined the programme, as there is a growing demand by Kenyans for these housing units.