Kenya Backs Down on Rail Use Order For All Cargo
The decision is a huge reprieve to freighters who risked losing hundreds of jobs following the ban on use of trucks to transport goods from the port city of Naivasha to Nairobi and beyond. In May, Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia announced that all cargo destined for Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan will be transported through the Standard Gauge Railway for clearance at the Naivasha inland container depot starting June 1.
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Standard Gauge Railway train arrives at Mombasa Terminus on May 30, 2019.