Study shows SGR freight service killing the Coast economy

Truck drivers and workers on August 20 in Mombasa protest the government’s directive to transport all cargo on SGR, a move they said would render them jobless. PHOTO | LABAN WALLOGA

What you need to know:

  • Some 2,987 workers have been fired, while 8,000 set to lose jobs if all cargo is ferried by train, report shows.

The government lost more than Sh126 billion in revenue in one year from Mombasa County since the introduction of freight trains, according to a new study released on Friday.

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