Slum residents given houses, shops to give up railway land

The Kenya Railways is planning to develop a proposed rail commuter services within and around Nairobi however Kibera residents have dangerously encroached on the railway.

What you need to know:

  • The first phase of the project that includes Syokimau, Imara Daima, Makadara stations and Jomo Kenyatta International Airport link ends this year. Syokimau Station is complete and is already a hit with commuters who opt to leave their cars at home and take the train instead.

A total of 16,000 families living on the railway reserve are being relocated to pave the way for the Nairobi Commuter Rail project to decongest the city’s transport system.

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