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There were plans to revive the railway. The resolution was clear.
Each county government would commit Sh million to kick-start the project that would take six months to complete and eventually cost Sh25 billion. It was the brainchild of Nyeri Governor Wahome Gakuru who clinched the seat in a landslide victory having joined politics from the corporate world.
As one of the key architects of VisionKenya's ambitious economic blueprint, Dr Gakuru easily convinced his peers in Mr Kenya region on the importance of the project. Unfortunately, he died shortly after and eight months later the plan to rehabilitate the old metre gauge railway seems to have run out of steam.
A review of the budgets of these counties for this financial year indicated that they had not set aside the Sh million needed, raising questions on the status of the plan. Your opinion is valuable. Take this quick survey to help us improve the website and content The revival of the railway line was expected to reduce the cost of transporting agricultural produce, ease pressure on the highways, spur industrial growth and create jobs.
But progress has been slow and aside from the first meeting held on November 3, in Nanyuki, there has been no follow up meeting to finalise arrangements.
The line was constructed in and later extended to Nanyuki during the course of the World War II to supply British forces with equipment.
It became the bloodline for farmers in the agriculturally rich region being used mostly to transport agricultural products from the stops in Nanyuki, Karatina and Sagana.
However, it has been derelict since the late s when it was last used, and some sections have completely fallen away. In other sections markets such as Chaka, Karatina and even Nanyuki sit astride the railway. The project was to be conducted in two phases.
Kenya Railways Managing Director Atanas Maina, who was present during the meeting last year, said the Sh25 billion would be necessary to upgrade the track and purchase new locomotives and wagons. The intention, the governors said, was to upgrade the railway from the current pound-load type to pound load so that a single train can carry 1, tonnes of goods.
According to the blueprint, the counties proposed floating infrastructure bonds to raise the required funds. The counties would, however, still rely heavily on funding from the National government to reach the Sh25 billion target The governors involved in the project said they were planning to meet to push forward with the plan.
His Kiambu counterpart Ferdinand Waititu said the project was key to the region's economic growth. In the past there were warehouses in Sagana and Karatina and Nanyuki.
Ever since the train service ground to a halt about two decades ago, some of them are barely operational. The railway will be an alternative to the matatus, especially to the town along the railway," he said.
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