Seven officials held as detectives probe SGR tickets scandal

A photo of Madaraka Express train at the Kibwezi station, Makueni County. Detectives are investigating a complex web of tickets scandal at the SGR. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The SGR ticket scandal investigation and the arrest has been a closely guarded matter since detectives went on their trail earlier in the week.
  • Kenya Railways Police Commander Ayub Gitonga said investigations were still on without giving any further details.
  • Intense monitoring revealed that the passengers who had allegedly been refunded were indeed inside the train ready to travel.

A suspected multi-million-shilling ticketing fraud has hit the Mombasa-Nairobi train service with detectives investigating a complex web that involves insiders skimming off a significant portion of revenue from each trip, the Nation can reveal.

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