Kenya Railways now sues NLC over Sh18bn payout

Kenya Railways says the NLC has failed to pay 1,090 landowners despite the Treasury wiring the money to its accounts. FILE PHOTO | NMG

What you need to know:

  • Kenya Railways says the NLC has failed to pay 1,090 landowners despite the Treasury wiring the money to its accounts.
  • The delay, according to Kenya Railways, has led to stalling of some sections of 120Km standard gauge railway (SGR) line that is now unlikely to be completed by the May deadline.
  • The NLC said in November through a Kenya Gazette notice that it has stopped payments for 1,674 parcels of land between Syokimau and Mai Mahiu estimated at 2,544 acres after an audit revealed the amounts had been inflated.

Kenya Railways has sued the National Land Commission (NLC) for sitting on Sh17.7 billion meant for land compensation that has stalled construction of the Nairobi-Naivasha standard gauge railway.

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