Mombasa-Nairobi section of the SGR to be complete by June next year

President Uhuru Kenyatta (second right) with Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development James Macharia during the inspection of the Standard Gauge Railway project at Section 7 (DK 364), Sultan Hamud in Kajiado County on May 28, 2016. PHOTO | SAMUEL MIRING'U | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • President Kenyatta watched for 38 minutes as workers laid 60 metres of track.
  • President Kenyatta said the modern railway will boost the economy.
  • The first phase of the Vision 2030 flagship project linking Mombasa and Nairobi will cost Sh327 billion.
  • Kenya Railways officials say the 427 kilometre stretch will be complete in June next year.

The Mombasa-Nairobi section of the standard gauge railway will be complete in June next year, President Uhuru Kenyatta was told on Saturday.

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