Kenyans Look into Chinese 'Racism' at Rail Project
The China Road and Bridge Corporation, the builder and operator of the Standard Gauge Railway line, is being accused of discriminating against Kenyan workers - who are expected to take over the running of the rail service in 10 years - in unemployment, assignments, salary, sitting arrangement, catering and personal hygiene services among others. The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection has put together a team to look into the matter.
Capital FM, 12 July 2018
The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection has constituted a team to look into claims of racism and discrimination at the Standard Gauge Railway's Madaraka Express train service. Read more »
Kenyan Minister for Transport and Infrastructure James Macharia (C) and the Managing Director of the Kenya Railways Corporation Atanas Maina (R, front) attend the reception ceremony of the first batch of locomotives for the Mombasa-Nairobi standard gauge railway in Mombasa (file photo).
Nairobi News, 11 July 2018
The government has asked Kenyans to "bear with the Chinese" who are facing accusations of racism and discrimination in the running of the Standard Gauge Railway. Read more »
Nation, 11 July 2018
Labour CS Ukur Yatani has constituted a team of senior Ministry officials to investigate claims of racism and discrimination at the Standard Gauge Railway. Read more »
Capital FM, 11 July 2018
The government has denied claims of racial discrimination of workers on the Standard Gauge Railway's Madaraka Express train service as unfounded and ill-intended. Read more »