President William Ruto on Wednesday oversaw the ground-breaking ceremony of the Nairobi Railway City an ambitious plan to redevelop the Nairobi Central Railway Station to a modern facility.
The president who was accompanied by the United Kingdom Foreign Secretary of Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs James Cleverley said the project co-funded by the UK government will help tackle transport challenges in the City.
He noted that the project is designed to position Nairobi as a global commercial hub.
“It will be a multi-modal, transit-oriented urban development which will exploit the station’s strategic spot to establish itself as an iconic nerve centre for a thriving continental metropolis,” he said.
He said the Railway City will offer commuters convenience, safety and speed. “We are committed to liberating Nairobi to enable it live up to its full promise, thereby harnessing Kenya’s real potential,” he said. Cleverly who is on an official tour of the country said the UK is committed to supporting Kenya’s sustainable development programmes.
Present were Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi, Roads and Transport Cabinet Secretaries Kipchumba Murkomen, Trade and Investment Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria, Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja, among others.