Briefcase businessman who took over Railways without paying a cent

South African businessman Roy Puffett (left) with Transport Minister Ali Mwakwere (middle) and John Byabagambi, Uganda’s Works minister, at the launch of Rift Valley Railways in Nairobi.  PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP                                                                                                             

There is some good news coming from the metre-gauge railway. The Nairobi-Nanyuki line is undergoing some serious rehabilitation. But this is not about Mwisho wa Reli (rail’s end), as Nanyuki was christened, but about the previous classic failure to turn around the metre-gauge line.