SGR land settlement row could cost Sh3bn

A train on the standard gauge railway in Mombasa. Delayed payment for land, which stalled completion of the Nairobi-Naivasha leg of the standard gauge railway, could be costing the taxpayer Sh21 million per day. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Phase 2A was to cost taxpayers Sh1.25 billion for each kilometre of the railway line that snakes through five counties.
  • EACC believes the inflation was for lining the pockets of a few NLC and Kenya Railways officials.

Delayed payment for land, which stalled completion of the Nairobi-Naivasha leg of the standard gauge railway (SGR), could be costing the taxpayer Sh21 million per day, according to documents seen by the Nation.

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